The Desert Wing House situated at 6115 North Cattletrack Road, Scottsdale Arizona, created by Brent Kendle. Most of the surrounding homes echo themes from distant European cultures of centuries past. This house split into two zones, one residence for the owners and another zone for their extensive family and friends who visit the Arizona sunshine often. This house built with indigenous qualities materials. Copper, mined in the Arizona desert, clad bold roof forms which appear to float above indoor and outdoor living spaces. Rammed Earth walls made of soil excavated from the site rise up from the desert floor echoing the forms of the surrounding mountain range.
This house forms derived not by the constraints of style but by programmatic and climatic forces shape this home. Solid walls of earth and concrete block out the harsh desert sun as well as views of surrounding structures. An almost invisible line of glass, shaded by deep overhangs, breaks down the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, focusing on near and distant views of nature as well as the wonder of city lights in the distant valley. Planar roof forms are folded to catch rain water and disperse it to surrounding vegetation. The result is a home that is truly in harmony with it’s site and is expressive of it’s unique place in the world. – Brent Kendle