Four Eyes House – Coachella Valley Residence

Four Eyes Residence, Coachella Valley Property, California Real Estate

Four Eyes House : Coachella Valley Residence

House in California, USA – design by Edward Ogosta Architecture, CA

3 Mar 2014 + 16 Jan 2012

Four Eyes House

Design: Edward Ogosta Architecture

Location: Coachella Valley, California, USA

Date of completion: 2011

Four Eyes House
photo © Edward Ogosta Architecture

House in Coachella Valley

A weekend desert residence for a family and their dog, the Four Eyes House is an exercise in site-specific experiential programming. Rather than planning the house according to a domestic functional program, the building was designed foremost as an instrument for intensifying a number of onsite phenomenal events.

Four Eyes House
photo © Edward Ogosta Architecture

Four “sleeping towers” are oriented towards four spatiotemporal viewing experiences: morning sunrise to the east, mountain range to the south, evening city lights to the west, and nighttime stars overhead. Each tower contains a compact top-floor bedroom, sized only for the bed, and each with a unique aperture directed towards the view.

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These bedrooms are equally-sized and unassigned, such that the family’s sleeping locations can be rotated based on each individual’s desired viewing experience. Vertical circulation within the towers is similarly particularized (e.g. ladders, spiral stair, switchback stair, or shallow-riser stair). Ground-floor common spaces form a loose connective field between the discrete tower volumes, and offer a more permeable relationship to the landscape.

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The sensations of sleeping and waking are thus inflected by the building’s foregrounding of intensified onsite experiential events. By sleeping in a room elevated off the ground and open to the stars, one might inhabit a deep pocket of silence for a few moments, and perhaps even perceive the movement of the Earth, as it slowly rotates beneath the stars.

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Four Eyes House – Building Information

Project Title: Four Eyes House
Client: Withheld
Architect: Edward Ogosta Architecture (based in Los Angeles)
Contact: www.edwardogosta.com
Site area: Approx. 4 acres
Gross Floor area: 3,800 ssqft
Location: Coachella Valley, California, USA
Status: Design Development
Project start date: Design begun 2010, est. construction start 2013
Cost: Withheld
Images: © Edward Ogosta Architecture
Address: Exact address withheld, location is approximate: 33.911989,-116.466537

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