Combing the calming scenery of Joshua Tree and sleek, minimalist design, this modern retreat is the ideal solution for the hassles of urban life. The desert dwelling is situated on a sandy plot. An office area cantilevers over a natural slope, propped up in a foundation of stilts. Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glazing, the interior is surrounded by views of the mountainous landscape while a concrete facade offers protection from the harsh sun and wind. The entire home operates off-grid and is powered by solar panels and a battery back-up system.
Photos: Mark Davidson / Northworks Architects