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DWC House / Rob Paulus Architects

  • 15:00 - 5 July, 2018
DWC House / Rob Paulus Architects
DWC House / Rob Paulus Architects, © Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick

© Liam Frederick © Liam Frederick © Liam Frederick © Liam Frederick + 56

  • Contractor

    Mega Trend Inc.
  • Steel

    Parsons Steel Erectors
  • Mechanical Engineer

    KC Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer

    Dennis W. Coon, PE
  • Structural Engineer

    Modern Structural Design
  • Cabinetry

    Durazo Built-Ins
  • Owner

    Dennis W. Coon
  • Construction Cost

  • Car

    BMW of Tucson
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© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick

Text description provided by the architects. The DWC House responds to topography, program and views to create a residence that is simple in plan yet layered with experience in sequence and section. 

© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick

Designed for an engineer with a love for Architecture and Cars, the concept carves into the hilly site from the East to create a multi-story scheme that steps with the terrain while disturbing the fragile site as little as possible.  An access drive is established from the West for guests that climbs up the hill through a stand of Foothills Palo Verdes to arrive at a carport made from extra steel “drops” of the primary structure.  A bridge connects this area to the house to begin to convey the multiple sensory experience of being on, being under and finally hovering over the Sonoran Desert landscape.

© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick
Generative Sketch (1)
Generative Sketch (1)
© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick

Designed on a tight budget, the house relies on basic materials of masonry, wood, steel, and glass to create a warm and inviting environment to celebrate and enjoy life in the Sonoran desert.

© Liam Frederick
© Liam Frederick

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Cite: "DWC House / Rob Paulus Architects" 05 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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