Desert City House by Marwan Al-Sayed Architects
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Architects & Firms
Program: A 7,500-square-foot residence situated on one acre of desert land.
Design concept and solution: Two one-story volumes define the entry courtyard of this white cast in place concrete residence, and provide a base for the white plaster level above. The second story houses the main living, dining, and kitchen spaces; the bedrooms are on the ground level. This reversal of the typical living plan provides for optimal views from the living area, while connecting the bedrooms with the desert surroundings via sliding glass doors that lead to an outdoor terrace. The partially sunken lower level keeps the bedrooms cool and shaded.
Marwan Al-Sayed Architects, LTD.
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Brickey Design Associates
Landscape: Ten Eyck LANDSCAPE – Phoenix, Arizona
The Construction Zone, Ltd.
Gross square footage:
7,500 sq. ft.
Core-Slab concrete decks, custom cast in place white concrete walls, Roof TJI’s
custom cast in place white concrete + western one coat stucco
Custom steel angle window profiles built by The Construction Zone
Aluminum and insulated glass operable louvers by Glass-Bau Hahn out of Germany.
Cast in place foundation and perimeter stem walls; integral color white concrete exterior walls.
Spray Foam Polyurethane with elastomeric top coat and with gravel ballast
Glass bau Hahn (Germany) operable ventilation louvers + custom painted steel angle profiles by the Construction Zone.
Interior (ebonized walnut)
Custom painted door cladding and window profiles by The Construction Zone.
custom steel frame and painted steel cladding with custom colored glass lightwork.
custom steel painted by the Construction Zone.
Custom Interior walnut stained by the Construction Zone
Fleetwood Aluminum Sliding Exterior Doors
Custom Interior Walnut Sliding Doors stained by the Construction Zone
Rixson floor closers
custom cabinet pulls by Marwan Al-Sayed Architects
‘Gira’ lever by Colombo
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: custom by Marwan Al-Sayed Architects built by The Construction Zone
Paints and stains:
Floor and wall tile:
custom terrazzo at living room; white concrete at ground floor rooms