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Dancing Light House in Paradise Valley, Arizona
New Residential Building, USA – design by Kendle Design Collaborative
Oct 30, 2018
Dancing Light House
Architect: Kendle Design Collaborative
Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
Dancing Light House
Located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the poetically named Dancing Light house celebrates nature through creative contemporary design.
Architect Brent Kendle of Kendle Design Collaborative designed the dwelling and its guest house with striking geometric shapes that mirror the surrounding mountains, with other details also paying homage to the desert landscape.
Nature provides the main foundation for the house’s aesthetic and for its distinct character. 180 degree views of Camelback Mountain connect the interior to the stunning location.
The eye-catching element of the entire structure, a floating roof canopy gives a sculptural accent to the design. At the same time, it creates a perfect balance between the cozy living spaces with a lower ceiling and the sweeping views created by the large windows and elevated roof. Tectonic-like shapes reference both the local geology and monsoon cloud formations.
To keep the focus on the form and natural materials, the architect designed concealed lighting and mechanical systems that remain hidden from sight. Layered rammed-earth walls link the modern interior to the desert, while concrete, metal, and glass provide a counterbalance to the organic forms. These different materials also visually articulate various areas and functions inside the house.
Apart from the topography and features of the land, the house also draws inspiration from natural light. Flooding through windows or seeping through narrow openings, Arizona’s sunshine changes the living spaces throughout the day.
Reflected off the swimming pool surface, the light creates bright and dynamic compositions on the fractured wall planes. At other times, its soft glow enhances the interior’s sense of calm. Arranged around a central courtyard-like space, the rooms allow natural light and the mountain breeze to flow through the house.
Dancing Light House, Paradise Valley – Building Information
Architect’s Firm: Kendle Design Collaborative
Project location: Paradise Valley, Arizona
Completion Year: 2016
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 5600
Lead Architects: Brent Kendle
Interior Designer: David Michael Miller
Landscape Architect: GBtwo Landscape Architects
Builder: Desert Star Construction
The wood used at the ceiling and soffit is a vertical grain clear douglas fir with a light sandblast finish.
Sustainable features include:
• Passive solar considerations including:
o Site orientation to minimize low east and west sun
o roof overhangs calculated to shade glass during hottest moments of day year round
• Passive cooling techniques:
o strategically placed operable windows to draw breezes through home
o strategically located pool to passively cool air before it enters home.
• House is designed and prepared for rooftop solar panels to be installed in future
• Rammed earth walls
• Exposed Concrete walls and floors
• High performance low-E glazing
• High performance high-seer refrigeration
• Tankless water heating
• Expanded cell foam insulation
• High reflectivity roofing
• Home automation
• LED lighting
• Powered roller shades
Photography: Alexander Vertikoff
Dancing Light House in Paradise Valley, Arizona images / information from received 301018
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