Desert Courtyard House

Designer: Wendell Burnette Architects
Category: Architecture

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A beautiful home made of desert soil

A private house in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert which has been designed around a courtyard. The ancient construction method of rammed earth was used to create walls offering high thermal mass and a direct relationship to the surrounding landscape. By paying close attention to the desert location the architects have created a house which spirals up from lowest point at southwest corner and out towards a sunset view.