By playing with solids and voids, the San Juan houses evoke the architecture of the American Southwest. A series of courtyards, each seemingly carved of a single monolith, engage the landscape by bringing nature to the center of the house and open the interior to the surroundings. A roof deck allows elevated, outdoor living – ideal for enjoying valley views and refreshing cool breezes.
While the shape of each house evokes an ancient pueblo dwelling, the detailing is distinctly modern. The house is composed of a stucco base contrasted with Corten steel panels on the upper level. The juxtaposition and detailing of the two materials creates a play on thicknesses, textures, and colors that give each house an appearance of a sculpture in the landscape.