Architecture Design of Boulders House

Description About The Project

Boulders House located in Arizona desert that inspired by a rock formation that studio The Ranch Mine noticed during a visit to construction site. When researching the site before starting to design the house, The Ranch Mine came across three very large rocks, stacked on top of each other to create an area with shade, a place,” said the architects. rest, avoid the desert sun for local animals. Indeed, simple, functional and at the same time powerful in form, this overhang became the inspiration for the home. Besides, the house has a view of Lone mountain, about 300m from the foot of the mountain. The view to the northwest is the small town of Cave Creek.

Two bedrooms wings support a large cantilevered roof between them that provides cover for the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The large, cantilevered roof features openings that provide extra diffused light into the patio area while allowing hot air to rise and escape through. Also, the bedroom wings are rotated at 90 degrees from each other. It creates an L-shaped plan that forms a courtyard for outdoor living and defines two distinct views.

At the edge of one of the bedrooms, wings are a yoga/pool pavilion. This area filters the low morning light through a timber screen for yoga practice before taking a refreshing dip in the pool.

On the interior, large sliding glass doors connect the great room to the pool courtyard while clerestory windows on both the South and North flood the space with natural light. This area of North Scottsdale is a dark sky area so spectacular stargazing can occur on nice evenings from the pool courtyard or even from the comfort of the great room through the high clerestory windows.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
The Ranch Mine designed Boulders in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.
Indeed, the design of the house was influenced by a rock formation found on the site.
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
Inside, a neutral palette includes concrete floors and wooden ceilings.
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
The main living spaces of Boulders House housed in a cantilevered volume between two bedroom wings.
An L-shaped swimming pool is located outside.
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine
Boulders House, Prominent Project in Arizona Desert by The Ranch Mine

The Boulders House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Sitting in the afternoon shadow of Lone Mountain in Scottsdale, sits the Boulders residence, a new 2400 square foot home designed by Phoenix-based architecture firm The Ranch Mine. The property is located in the Sonoran Desert on the northern edge of Scottsdale, an area with unique geology highlighted by extremely large, 12 million-year-old boulders.

Photo credit: Roehner + Ryan | Source: The Ranch Mine

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 4340 E Indian School Rd. Suite 21552, Phoenix, AZ 85018
– Tel: (602) 571-3016
– Email: [email protected]

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