Finalist in an international Progressive Architecture “Innovations in Housing” competition
The interior spaces of this desert home are nestled in the ground while the floating, curved roof brings to mind images of flight. Each interior space has a direct, uniquely defined relationship with one of three partially enclosed exterior courtyards. The roof provides a viewing platform from which one may appreciate the fourth exterior space of the house, the prairie itself. Earth sheltered construction protects the owners from the high winds and variable temperatures of the Arizona desert.