tresARCA Desert House by assemblageSTUDIO

assemblageSTUDIO designed the tresARCA house as a layered structure where the materials develop as a mass as you go from the basement up, much like the layers of the earth. The materials change with each layer giving the home a diverse mix of textures that reference various rock formations. The top floor is encased in a mesh screen that is decorative and acts as protection from the harsh desert sun. The home is designed to let the residents live both indoors and out with large windows and doors that open up to let the interior expand to the outside. Exterior courtyards were created in different spots with shade incorporated to protect from the hot sun. I’m loving the swinging sofa and embedded fire strips that will keep you warm when the sun goes down. The gourmet kitchen features various sized glass tile laid out in a random pattern going up the entire wall behind the stove.
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California Desert House by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg

It seems that to live in a desert is a very popular direction. Not so long ago we’ve shown black desert house and beautiful desert villa and today we want to show you the Desert House by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. Just a stone’s throw from Joshua Tree National Park, the Desert House stuns with its array of cast-concrete slabs that cover the home in a way that’s both ancient and futuristic all at once. It took about a decade for Kellogg and designer John Vurgin to complete after they were commissioned by artist Bev Doolittle and her husband to create something spectacularly unique. From the parasol in the dining room made of some 800 pieces of sandblasted glass to the master bedroom’s self-standing bronze washing basin, the Desert House is a piece of art that doubles as a home. And because of that, it costs $3 million.

Black Desert House by Oller & Pejic Architecture

Do you remember beautiful desert villa that we’ve shown you some time ago? What about another one but this time black? Oller & Pejic Architecture have designed the Black Desert House located in Yucca Valley, California. “Our client had given us a brief but compelling instruction at the start of the process- to build a house like a shadow. This had a very specific relevance to the desert area where the sunlight is often so bright that the eye’s only resting place is the shadows. The house would be located on a precipice with almost 360 degree views to the horizon and a large boulder blocking views back to the road. The rooms are arranged in a linear sequence from living room to bedrooms with the kitchen and dining in the middle, all wrapping around a inner courtyard which adds a crucial intermediate space in the entry sequence and a protected exterior space in the harsh climate. The dark color of the house interior adds to the primordial cave-like feeling. During the day, the interior of the house recedes and the views are more pronounced. At night the house completely dematerializes and the muted lighting and stars outside blend to form an infinite backdrop for contemplation.”

Beautiful Desert Villa

The project was then brought to life by Studio Aiko through 3D computer visualization. Weinstein Vaadia Architect’s general brief was to create a peaceful and calm surrounding in which the villa is located. "The Desert Villa is our first try to merge the magical scenery of the desert with a modern architecture of a villa. We took the idea a step forward in somewhat mysterious feel which is defined by the soundtrack choice, the quick editing and the camera angles." Take a look!