A concrete walls need for this modern exciting residence. The “no-maintenance, no-nonsense, inexpensive materials” of the exterior walls are above all a line of defense for that comfortable world, protection against a landscape of extremes. But the interior design is so soft, bold, and sensitive, so it can be called as perfect shelter for relaxing.
Set in the remote and harsh high desert landscape of Idaho, The materials used in the structure, including concrete block, car-decking, and plywood, require little or no maintenance, and are capable of withstanding the extreme weather that characterize the desert’s four seasons. A concrete-block box at the end of a half-mile driveway, the house is built around a single large room that combines kitchen, living and dining areas. A narrow sisal-covered staircase leads to a mezzanine bedroom supported by an exposed steel beam. Every detail may feel exquisitely thought through, but the understatement of the concrete-block construction, along with the windows, some as large as 8 by 11 feet, that breach the walls on all four sides, steers the visitor back to the main attraction: the constantly changing scenery of the desert.
Perfect house on perfect landscape owned by artist, just an awesome combination that makes this house full of inspiration. So, are you inspired? This residence designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects.