Monday, January 9, 2012

The SightLine House by XTEN.

Sightline House in Madison Club, House in Extreme Summer Heat. This house was designed by Xten Architecture.  This summer house located on a West facing plateau overlooking a dramatic mountain range at the eastern end of the Coachella Valley. The area is known for its extreme summer heat, severe winds and unstable geology. The winter climate is temperate however, and the natural beauty is inspiring. The projecting and sheltering roof planes of the house are designed to relate to the horizontality of the desert floor, connecting the house directly to its natural surroundings. The house is organized around two main concepts: to use the mass and materials of the house to shelter the inhabitants from extreme desert conditions; and conversely, to open the house to the mountain views and clear desert light. 

via xten worldhousedesign

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