Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY CUSTOM RESIDENCES Ghost Wash House ARCHITECT: ARCHITECTURE-INFRASTRUCTURE-RESEARCH (A-I-R) LOCATION: PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZ. PROJECT SIZE: 9,500 square feet The Ghost Wash House, located along the hillside of Camelback Mountain's north side in Paradise Valley, Arizona, is flanked by two washes that move storm water down the mountain. Two tumbled brick bars run parallel to the east and west washes framing a third topographic con- dition, or "Ghost Wash," running down the center of the site. The east bar contains the "support" programs of the house: garages, kitchen, family room, dining room, etc. The west bar shields the occupants from the intense setting sun. As the primary organizing device for the house, the central amenity infrastructure takes cues from the Sonoran Desert. In the same way that desert washes provide a habitat and ecosystem to facilitate desert life and connectivity, the Ghost Wash protects, connects, and facilitates the indoor/outdoor life of the residence. The Ghost Wash House is not a house in the desert, but a house of the desert.—A.I.R. Photos: Bill Timmerman 22 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 AWARDS

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