- The 3,500 sf home was specifically designed for a family of four (and two beagles) in the 30-year-old Lakes community (the first lake community in Arizona) of Tempe. The desire for as much exterior yard on a relatively small lot (approx 65' x 125') led to an efficient stacking of two levels with a footprint of approx 25' x 55'. The exception to the stacking is a ground face cmu clad "container" which is a tandem four-car garage on the south which slips through the envelope becoming kitchen, utility room and master bath, and dramatically cantilevers to the north as the master bedroom. Other containers clad in various materials such as bamboo and translucent glass, house bedrooms, bathrooms, and utility functions. Juxtaposed to the programmed containers are flexible spaces that can adapt over time or for special events. Unifying the composition is a wrapping envelope that emerges from the ground and ends as an indirect light fixture illuminating the great room and entry. This wrapper is opaque on the east and west and provides a deep roof overhang on the south. The form is three feet thick which allows for structure, storage and utilities. When weather inspires, the home's main living space's north and south large sliding glass walls open for true indoor/outdoor human (and beagle) comfort and enjoyment of the inherent evaporative cooling from the adjacent lake and pool.
- Studio Team
- Project Team
Mechanical: Applied Engineering/ESD
Electrical: ASF Consulting/ESD
Lighting: RC Lurie/Darryl Gregg
Landscape: Debra Burnette
Envelope: Arcadia/Ken Martinek
Millwork: Chris Madsen
Contractor: 180 Degrees, Inc.
Photographer: Baxter Imaging LLC, Camerawerks, Michael T. Masengarb–Architekton, Timmerman Photography, Inc.
2007 AIA Western Mountain Region Merit Award
2006 AIA Arizona Home of the Year Award
2006 Arizona Masonry Guild Gold Trowel Award
March 2008, The Arizona Republic, "Life in and Out of the BOX"
May/June 2007, Sources +Design, "Brick and Stone-Arizona's Award–Winning Masonry Projects"
July/August 2006, Desert Living, "Home Grown"
- Project Team