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Sanjay Gangal
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Levin Residence in Arizona by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

 
February 16th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Three simple volumes hover above the desert, responding to the challenges of a sloping site and to an ethic of building with minimal disruption to the natural environment. The available buildable area was bifurcated by a minor drainage-way, which inspired the architects to leave the cars behind and link the parking area to the main house by a bridge that allows rainwater and wildlife to flow beneath it.

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman 

  • Architects: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects 
  • Project: Levin Residence
  • Location: Marana, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: bill timmerman
  • Year Completed: Fall 2011 
  • Square Footage: 3520 sq ft 
  • Contractor: Process Design Build 
  • Structrural Engineer: Harris Engineering Services, LLC 
  • Mechanical / Electrical: Paul Formentini 
  • Cabinets: Stone River Studio 
  • Landscaping: The Garden Gate
  • Software used: PowerCADD, Sketchup

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Cantilevered concrete slabs enabled the house to run perpendicular to the topography for optimal solar exposure, for cross-ventilation, and to frame views. Meanwhile, the underside provides shady refuge for desert animals. The tubular forms crop the desert landscape into more intelligible vignettes much like a photographer’s square, celebrating the natural setting and view of the city lights the owner did not even realize they had.

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman 

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Image Courtesy © bill timmerman

Model : Image Courtesy Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Plan : Image Courtesy Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Site : Image Courtesy Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

Sketch : Image Courtesy Ibarra Rosano Design Architects

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