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Stone and Steel characterize a modern massive house in the Arizona desert
Garcia Residence is a large modern home completed by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects. The house is located on a steep slope in the northern foothills of the Tucson Mountains with breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains. The challenge for the architects was to create a property that seems to rise above the rocky hill in the desert without dominating the landscape.
a solid brick modern stone house
The axis of the house was placed in parallel with the contours of the environment, which has created three streams, built around the hill, and the excavation to be held to a minimum. Platforms terraces containing three living areas of the house. Bay community invites visitors into the living room with kitchen and dining room on the lower level, which leads to the bedrooms upstairs.
Garcia massive modern house - view from afar
Excellent views of the city cause the architect to break the axis of the house and turn windows for stunning views of the city lights of Tucson and the Catalina Mountains in the northeast. The sun was in the south rooms rent in separating the bedroom, creating a small courtyard was created for the crest. The choice of materials - sandblasted stone, steel, birch wood and concrete - is simple, robust and resistant to the desert climate. The architects believe that a great space with good design and common materials can be created.
Environment and hillside
Luis Ibarra and Teresa Rosano are graduate and professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. In 1999, they founded the Ibarra Rosano Design Architects architectural firm, and since then they have gained national recognition as one of the companies in Arizona for modern architecture in the desert. His work is known internationally and has received more than fifty regional and national awards design.
Interior design to industrial design inspiration
floor to ceiling windows for a full view
sandblasted stone material