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Barrio Historico House / HK Associates Inc

  • 01:00 - 22 July, 2011
Barrio Historico House / HK Associates Inc
Barrio Historico House / HK Associates Inc, © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman
© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman

© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman © Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman +27

From the architect. Located in Tucson's Barrio Historico, this residence is a modern interpretation of the neighborhood's traditional courtyard architecture. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

From the street, the house is anonymous, fitting into the Barrio context with façade proportions and door and window openings in keeping with neighborhood guidelines. The interior of the house is something very different: a contemplative courtyard experience focused on the sky and a swimming pool that fosters a year round connection between the home's interior and exterior spaces.

© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman
© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman

The house contains an additional surprise: a long rooftop periscope over the kitchen draws the view of the distant mountain vista into the interior of the house where it appears as if looking through a broad window. 

© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman
© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman

This experience of the interplay of framed views and reflections is repeated in subtler ways throughout the house, capturing the intimacy of the courtyard and its landscaping as well as the ever-changing Sonoran desert sky.

© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman
© Timmerman Photography / Bill Timmerman
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RQubrosi · March 14, 2012

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Omar · August 18, 2011

I find the design is very sleek and elegent; however, I think its missing the life and color one expects from a property in the Barrio Historico. I understand the desire for clinical minimalism, but I'm not sure it works as well in the Sonoran Desert.

PIEmatrix CEO - Paul · July 30, 2011

Minimalistic architecture, like minimalist process, is beautiful but not often feature laden - http://bit.ly/qipY17

RENarch · July 29, 2011

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LOFTwall · July 27, 2011

A very private, yet open and airy home: http://bit.ly/nqFyXW #placeswewanttolive

Nicholas Patten · July 26, 2011

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Andrea Monza · July 25, 2011

... a western reinterpretation of Shinichi Ogawa's warehouse project.....

ArqSoft · July 25, 2011

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Robert Remiker · July 25, 2011

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Franz Spitaler · July 24, 2011

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Sparrow Builders · July 23, 2011

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fred · July 23, 2011

A sanitized version of modern 30's architecture.

When are we going to see something NEW?

This adds nothing to the lexicon.

amr · July 24, 2011 03:37 PM

Neither have you Fred, neither have you....

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Ji?í Jánský · July 23, 2011

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Jessica Little · July 23, 2011

I am so proud of both of you!! These photos of your designs are breathtaking. The desert never looked so soothing and inviting. I wish I could see it in person this time :)

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Michael Kothke · July 23, 2011

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The Ranch Mine, LLC · July 23, 2011

really dig this house in Tucson http://tinyurl.com/4xe3uzk http://fb.me/17KH9emSh

Xavi Barrios · July 23, 2011

Barrio Historico House - http://bit.ly/pinGc1 | Soy yo o cada vez las casas son más geniales!! (:

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mh · July 23, 2011

Finally, a new voice in the desert southwest! Fantastic light/shadow.

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anon · July 22, 2011

Nice! Minimalistic and beautiful.

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