Hidden among the native grasses and Emory oaks in the San Rafael Valley of Southern Arizona, the Caldera House offers a modern refuge in a primitive setting. The exterior walls are constructed from a mix of red scoria, a pulverized lava rock, cement, and water creating a facade that gets lost in its rocky landscape. The interior is just 945 square feet, consisting of just an open living area with fireplace and bedroom. Separated from the main house by a wall of glass and metal, a Zaguan allows for a covered outdoor space that can also be used for additional sleeping. A large set of folding metal doors on either end open up to let in natural light and take advantage of views of the valley scenery and the Patagonia Mountains.
Photos: Cade Hayes / Dust