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Desert House / Marmol Radziner

  • 01:00 - 9 May, 2011
Desert House / Marmol Radziner
Desert House / Marmol Radziner, © Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography

© Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography +27

From the architect. The Desert House, Marmol Radziner Prefab’s prototype home is oriented to best capture views of San Jacinto peak and the surrounding mountains. Located on a five-acre site in Desert Hot Springs, California, the house extends through the landscape with covered outdoor living areas, which double the 2000 square-foot interior spaces. A detached carport allows the owners to “leave the car behind” as they approach their home.

© Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography

Designed for Leo Marmol and his wife Alisa Becket, the Desert House employs four house modules and six deck modules. Sheltered living spaces blend the indoors with the outdoors, simultaneously extending and connecting the house to the north wing, which holds a guest house and studio space.

© Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography

The house hovers two feet above the desert landscape, anchored on a recessed platform. The main living space unfolds west to views of the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountains. Open frames provide sheltered living spaces blending indoors and outdoors, while simultaneously extending and connecting the house to the north wing containing a guesthouse and studio space. By forming an “L”, the home creates a protected environment that includes a pool and fire pit.

© Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography

The home is built with prefabricated technologies in a factory. Using steel framing, twelve feet wide modules can extend up to sixty four feet in length and use any type of cladding, including metal, wood, or glass. The Desert House is built with three types of basic modules: interior modules comprising the living spaces, exterior modules defining covered outdoor living areas and sunshade modules providing protection from the sun.

© Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography

The design of the home employs passive and active solar technologies as well as sustainable design concepts. Solar panels provide power used by the house. Sunshades on the south and west facades minimize the impact of the harsh summer sun. In the colder months, concrete floors provide passive solar heat gain.

© Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography
Cite: "Desert House / Marmol Radziner" 09 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/133650/desert-house-marmol-radziner/>
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dawn · January 23, 2012

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çok aç?k tasarlanm?? ... :)

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Toby Kay · June 01, 2011

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CihanKaygusuz · May 31, 2011

What an amazing!

Carlos Di Nápoli · May 21, 2011

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urbancollective · May 18, 2011

Great modular design and great use of the site. Check out:http://tinyurl.com/3k9eqr3 http://fb.me/12AnoyPYD

Panos Dragonas · May 14, 2011

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Conor Brady · May 11, 2011

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kim derby · May 10, 2011

prefab prototype, Desert House by Marmol Radziner http://t.co/dwK1WhH (via @archdaily)

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up_today_arch · May 10, 2011

big enough prefab...
I always think about connecting pipes for such seperated house...

MOCO LOCO · May 10, 2011

More Marmol Radziner prefab today @ArchDaily, up close with the Desert House (4 house modules + 6 deck modules). http://fb.me/X77sQiwD

Elizabeth Fielder · May 10, 2011

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Laura Machado · May 10, 2011

Not so inclined to like in such place, but it&#39s still a cool desert house! http://t.co/fCKtTKi via @archdaily

yuji haniyuda · May 10, 2011

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Alle-Jan Mulder · May 10, 2011

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WELKE. · May 10, 2011

Moderne villa midden in de woestijn: http://bit.ly/jtt7JO Wat een prachtig terras

Travel Writer · May 10, 2011

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E D I T E U R™ · May 10, 2011

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Grant Adams · May 10, 2011

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R.Aller · May 10, 2011

I love this design. It's so simple and yet complex in its own way...I love the way it blends with everything around making it look like it were part of the ground. Really nice project!

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Narang Park · May 10, 2011

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the_Dude · May 10, 2011

Really nice work, very crisp lines and no-bullsh*t design and detailing, love the purity of the design, well done!

div4gravity · May 10, 2011

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Martin Burris · May 10, 2011

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Nataliya C. · May 10, 2011

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Steven Matthews · May 10, 2011

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