Copper Sky Residence by Swaback Partners

Swaback Partners have designed the Copper Sky Residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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Project description

Sensitive site placement and the integration of regionally appropriate colors and materials applied with integrity and craftsmanship to establish a modest statement for a home that is anything but modest.

Rather than creating a dominant mountaintop statement, emphasize conformity to the steep grades and celebrate living in the desert environment with a focus toward conservation, sustainability and efficiency.

The site was acquired with significant prior disturbance and non-natural shaping resulting from demolition of a dilapidated home that had been removed from the site. Considerable grading was necessary to re-create historic native shaping and boulder outcroppings. A balance of boulder placement and masonry retaining walls facilitated a modest development footprint for the meandering driveway and home. The uphill side of the home required site shaping, which was then restored to a natural appearance with large boulders – some as large as 18’ in length, to create intimate courtyards surrounded by hillside and home.

Architect: Swaback Partners, pllc
Interior Design: David Michael Miller Associates
Photography: Bill Timmerman

Luminaire – November 2018 – Cassina Super Beam Sofa
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