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House In Two Parts / assemblageSTUDIO

  • 01:00 - 11 November, 2010
House In Two Parts / assemblageSTUDIO
House In Two Parts / assemblageSTUDIO, Courtesy of  assemblagestudio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Architects

    assemblageSTUDIO
  • Materials Used

    Integra cmu, weathered copper panels, low e windows, wood joists / framing
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of assemblagestudio

From the architect. The residence lies at the foothills of the Redrock Mountains within a master planned community in southwest Las Vegas. The design departs from the traditional U-shaped desert courtyard home by dividing the home into two components linked through a common elevated breezeway. Each component works as an individual home and/or in conjunction for extended family living.

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The design incorporates the existing contours, stepping along the lines to form an upper public level and lower private level. Using the idea of stratification present in the adjacent Redrock Mountains, the materials emphasis a horizontally within the massing which relates to the stepping of the form over the contours.

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This form reinforces the distant views to the Las Vegas Strip. The view is initially screened from view as you enter the residence, shielded by the entry bridge. Once across the bridge you encounter the elevated breezeway which serves as the exterior living room for the component homes. Here the view to the strip is exposed, acting as the “front door” for the two component houses. The split of the home into two parts, occurs to create a main house – living, master suite and guest room and a guest house - living, theatre and guest bedrooms.

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The design reinforces living in the desert through an incorporation of indoor and outdoor living environments. Daylight is celebrated. Each space receives protected lighting and maximum viewing potential away from late afternoon heat gain. The materials have been selected from this area to create a connection to the native mountain base.

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A feeling of permanence is achieved. Additional materials are selected to create a high performance envelope with R49 insulation. Solar panels create the heating for the domestic water and pool water. Individual high SEER mechanical equipment is supplemented with cross ventilation and room fans. Massing of the design created convection breeze patterns across the pool and into the two separate volumes.

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Michael Baugus · November 14, 2010

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Ron Weisinger · November 13, 2010

A coming together of raw desert beauty matched by the essence of strength yet tranquility. A rare insight of living with another of mother nature's wonders: the elements intertwined with man.

o0 · November 13, 2010

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richardson · November 13, 2010

Another slick desert-responsive project from team assemblageSTUDIO - very nice guys!

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Bucho · November 12, 2010

A nice spread... if you have half of an acre to play with. Would be nice to see something like this scaled to suburbian plot sizes.

Why put panels on only a portion of the roof? The entire surface should be equipped with solar panels if the roof is not going to be occupied with foot traffic. Or, is it a grass/green roof?

And great work with the gabion wall out front.

Kudos assemblageSTUDIO!

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