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Palm Springs, California, Stati Uniti d'America: Desert House by Jim Jennings Architecture
Jim Jennings Architecture

On a desert site of undisturbed native vegetation, the modest retreat is defined by an 8-foot-high concrete wall that supports a steel roof structure and encloses two courtyards.

Jim Jennings Architecture

Everything inside the containment wall functions as living space, making it a 2,900-square-foot, rather than a 730-square-foot (of climate-controlled area), house.

Jim Jennings Architecture

In the traditional post-and-beam model, glass expanses blur the boundary between landscape and building.

Jim Jennings Architecture

In contrast, this retreat is about the walled enclosure marking the building as volume and mass.

Jim Jennings Architecture

What is adapted from mid-century design is the logic and clarity of an unconventional residential structural system — and the virtue of supreme indoor-outdoor living on a small scale.

Jim Jennings Architecture
Jim Jennings Architecture
Jim Jennings Architecture
Jim Jennings Architecture

Location: Palm Springs,Usa Archiect: Jim Jennings Architecture Year: 2003

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