A lot of modern and contemporary residences feature a seamless transition between their indoor and outdoor spaces but rarely as efficiently and as naturally as this Hidden Valley Desert House designed by Wendell Burnette Architects. This residence located in Cove Creek, US was designed like a long pavilion, incorporating a series of volumes dispersed within the layout and complemented by shaded outdoor spaces, all connected under a continuous and unusually large canopy hovering over a plinth.
The South orientation of the building reveals distant views to the Phoenix Valley, the Continental Mountain and additional mountain ranges. In total, the residence features 2000 square feet or indoor spaces and 1000 square feet of fully shaded outdoor spaces. They communicate freely and naturally, all gathered under a continuous roof. The lower level of the structure is a cave-like section which contrasts with the main level which is open in all directions. Concrete walls and decks divide and connect the volumes, creating a unique layout shaped by the views and the needs of the inhabitants.