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Where was the Honeymoon?

6 January 2011 No Comment

Bajito y suavecito and bad feng shui combine to create a pavillion in the desert that both contrasts and complements its desert location. The house is rooted in modernism, but details are both structural and ornamental with hearts and flowers everywhere. . . and all in shades of black. Chrome columns rise from the dirt to support a ceiling plane with thousands of mirror tiles on the underside. The building includes hand made light fixtures, custom cast block and wrought iron screens, and nail-less construction held together by stainless steel pins and rope connections inspired by traditional Japanese building. It is an entirely custom made architectural experiment that could only happen here and now.

Though it has all of the luxuries you could want, the raw beauty of the desert climate is the meditative focal point of this house. The concept of “luxury camping” is brought right to the very edge of all out luxury.  Inspired by modernist pavilions and the infinite entropy of the desert, this building is incredibly sheltering yet always connected to nature. The house is not heated or air-conditioned but takes advantage of the mild weather with an architecture of walls without roofs, and roofs without walls. It offers luxurious amenities while paradoxically remaining connected in a deep way to the elemental rawness of the desert.

haha, exactly.

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