This 30,000 SF residence/private museum was created to serve the needs of a pair of prolific art and artifact collectors. Knowing much of their collection had been excavated, the decision was made to place exhibition space below the horizon, contained within 4-foot thick rammed earth walls. Above the gallery, a floating residential pavilion is spatially composed with translucent light.
2006 American Architecture Exhibition and
Distinguished Building Awards
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of
Architecture and Design
2006 Custom Home Design Awards
Sponsored by Hanely Wood Magazines
Grand Award – Detail Category
2005 American Institute of Architects/ Arizona
2005 American Institute of Architects/
Western Mountain Region
ARCHITECTURE HIGHLIGHTS, 2007
Shanglin A & C Limited (China)
Yanli Hu – Chief Editor
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST Oct 2006
CUSTOM HOMES May/June 2006
PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN Jan 2012
Architect: Jones Studio,inc.
Contractor: the construction zone, ltd.
Photography: Robert Reck