The Dancing Light House by Kendle Design Collaborative

Kendle Design Collaborative were inspired by desert forms, indigenous materials, natural light, and mountain views, when they designed this house in Paradise Valley, Arizona. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #Sculptural

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

 

Kendle Design Collaborative were inspired by desert forms, natural light, and mountain views, when they designed this house in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

 

Kendle Design Collaborative were inspired by desert forms, indigenous materials, natural light, and mountain views, when they designed this house in Paradise Valley, Arizona. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture #Sculptural

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

Materials such as layered walls of rammed-earth, wood, metal, and concrete, have been used throughout the design of the home.


Materials such as layered walls of rammed-earth, wood, metal, and concrete, have been used throughout the design of this modern house. #Concrete #Wood #RammedEarth #Architecture

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

The signature feature of this home is its floating roof canopy, the underside of which is comprised of tectonic-like forms inspired by local geology and monsoon cloud formations.


The signature feature of this modern house is its floating roof canopy, the underside of which is comprised of tectonic-like forms inspired by local geology and monsoon cloud formations. #ModernHouse #WoodCeiling #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

The canopy balances the owner’s desire for both grandeur and coziness, with it starting low within the interior living spaces and raising dramatically towards the 180 degree mountain view.


This modern house has a floating roof canopy, the underside of which is comprised of tectonic-like wood forms inspired by local geology and monsoon cloud formations. #ModernArchitecture #RoofDesign #SculpturalRoof #WoodRoof

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

Passive features of the house include interior spaces arranged around a central outdoor atrium, allowing the daylight and breeze to provide natural comfort inside.


The interior spaces of this modern house are arranged around a central outdoor atrium, allowing the daylight and breeze to provide natural comfort inside. #Courtyard #InteriorCourtyard #Landscaping

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

The rammed earth walls add a natural element in the home, with the clearly defined layers creating a subtle artistic quality.


The rammed earth walls add a natural element to his modern home, with the clearly defined layers creating a subtle artistic quality. #RammedEarthWalls #RammedEarth #Architecture

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

Cast in place concrete walls have been used as an alternative to the rammed earth walls.


Cast in place concrete walls have been used as a design element in this modern bedroom. #ConcreteWalls #BedroomDesign

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff

Throughout the house, there’s a seamless flow between the indoor spaces and the outdoors, like in this bathroom that opens up to a semi-private courtyard.


This modern bathroom opens up to a small semi-private courtyard. #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign

Photography by Alexander Vertikoff | Architecture Firm: Kendle Design Collaborative | Lead Architects: Brent Kendle | Interior Designer: David Michael Miller | Landscape Architect: GBtwo Landscape Architects | Builder: Desert Star Construction

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