Wind @Twenty-Six incorporates high-impact architectural features in a modest-sized home including beautiful tactile materials, daylight harvesting and an indoor-outdoor living space. The house employs raw exposed materials as part of the vocabulary of our brand of desert modernism such as rusted corrugated metal, sealed concrete and reclaimed wood siding. The living room is enhanced by a wall that lights up with a cascade of daylight coming down from a hidden clerestory window above. A beautiful patio in the back not only provides great outdoor living space but is also incorporated into the interior of the living room through a wall of glass and transparent patio doors. An artful cantilevered trellis above the patio adorns the outdoor space with a changing pattern of shadows that can be enjoyed both from the patio itself and from inside the house. The patio is outfitted with a custom six-foot long linear fire pit with a glass top and surrounded by a bench made from a reclaimed glulam beam. In a nod to the area’s midcentury modern heritage, we used mosaic tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. And as a final touch in creating a unique identity for this house, we installed a Soleri wind chime that produces a relaxing sound, marks the flow of the wind, and celebrates the legendary local architect and artist.
vertical trellis - msgeorge12