Jackrabbit Wash / Aaron D’Innocenzo

  • 28 Jun 2013
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Courtesy of Aaron D’Innocenzo

Architects: Aaron D’Innocenzo
Location: Joshua Tree, California, USA
Area: 148 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Aaron D’Innocenzo

Courtesy of Aaron D’Innocenzo

This house was designed and hand built entirely by the owner as his first major project after graduating with a Master in Architecture. It is located in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree, California.

Courtesy of Aaron D’Innocenzo

As a result of its passive solar design, the house is able to heat and cool itself year-round, with no external energy input from traditional HVAC systems.

Courtesy of Aaron D’Innocenzo

In many ways, this house is the antithesis of Le Corbusier’s concept of a house as a “machine for living in”, as it is highly site-specific, extremely energy efficient, does not rely upon HVAC systems for temperature control, and nearly every element was designed and hand crafted specifically for this house.

Courtesy of Aaron D’Innocenzo

The project took nearly eight years to complete as all of the construction was done by the owner/architect himself. No contractors, sub-contractors, or daily helpers were involved.

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