Located along the western edge of Las Vegas at the base of Red Rock, this modern home utilizes minimal landscaping because of the dry, desert setting. A canopy has been designed to eliminate direct sunlight from entering into the residence during the hottest seasons while allowing maximum visibility to the south.
To add crisp contrast to this sleek living room, dark gray ceramic panels surround the fireplace and the chimney. The flanking walls are almost entirely glass, firmly connecting the residence with its desert setting.
This 10-year-old garden belongs to a home in Utah. It features a lovely mixture of drought-tolerant perennials, ornamental grasses and native plants for an overall look that complements its high desert setting.
Contemporary design blends with Old World architecture to create this spacious and beautiful living room. Neutral stone walls and floors connect the indoors with the outdoors. A pair of houseplants nod to the home's desert setting.
This contemporary home is situated in the tranquil Sonoran Desert setting of the Desert Mountain private golf community located in Scottsdale, Ariz. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows give way to a soaring roof with massive copper overhangs and sweeping angles. The beautiful home and its architecturally significant roof lines are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain — all without distrubing the alluring views of the golf course, desert vistas and distant city lights.
The home is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and has beautiful desert landscape surrounding it. Floor-to-ceiling glass brings the setting into the master bedroom (though hidden blackout shades offer total privacy when desired).
The job assignment for Tate Studio Architects was to create a trailhead facility for a large private trail system in the desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona. The team used the setting as design inspiration.
Blending Balinese pod-style architecture with their own contemporary design aesthetics and placing it in a southwestern setting was no easy task, but Tate Studio Architects somehow makes it look effortless. Note how the home's neutral exterior perfectly complements the colors of the desert.