Shapeshifter House

Rising from the sandy terrain like a desert mirage, the Shapeshifter House is a sculpted extension of the Nevada landscape. The home was built for a pair of art collectors. Its angular exterior reflects their love for contemporary art while its mounded zinc facade blends into the surrounding environment. Internally, exposed zinc panels overlap to form the ceiling, creating a shiny contrast to the polished concrete floors. Contemporary artworks adorn the bare concrete walls and large glazed panels frame in the local vegetation. The upper level houses the master bedroom. Cantilevering over the ground below, the glazed room is afforded extensive views of Reno and the Sierra Nevada mountains beyond.

Photos: Joe Fletcher / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

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