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Planar House / Steven Holl Architects

Planar House / Steven Holl Architects

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Paradise Valley, United States

Text description provided by the architects. Sited in Paradise Valley with a direct vista to Camelback Mountain, this house is to be a part of, and vessel for, a large contemporary art collection. Great 20th-century works by Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Jeff Koons and Jannis Kounellis are part of the collection, which includes important video artworks.

Constructed of tilt-up concrete, the flat and rotated nature of the walls merges with the simple orthogonal requirements for displaying art. Shape extensions and light and air chimneys connected to cooling pools articulate the planar geometry. From a courtyard experienced at the entry of sequence, a ramp leads to a rooftop sculpture garden-a place of silence and reflection.

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Cite: "Planar House / Steven Holl Architects" 08 Aug 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/4838/planar-house-steven-holl-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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