- Architects: Rob Paulus Architects
- Location: Tucson, United States
- Area: 5104.0 ft2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: David Olsen
- Developer/Contractor: Christos Vlahos, Helios Group
- Interior Design: Madeleine Boos AIA
- Mechanical Engineer: KC Mechanical
- Electrical Engineer: Engineering Design Group
- Structural Engineer: Schneider & Associates
- Owner: PVV2 LLC
Text description supplied by way of the architects. The option to Casa de Plegado embraces the Catalina foothill setting to create a chain of folding components in plan and elevation that configure the place of dwelling throughout the Sonoran Desert to seize distinguished perspectives and reply to the website online and sun orientation. Folding roof types of prefinished steel open and just about the sky above and terrain beneath; a gesture that parallels the within reach Catalina mountain vary. Earth-toned partitions of textured masonry and easy stucco wrap in the course of the terrain permitting the panorama to fold between the massing of the place of dwelling, heightening the relationship to the encircling desolate tract.
The place of dwelling wraps across the herbal topography concealing it partly from the road and neighboring parcels. The fractured plan of the place of dwelling creates a dynamic collection of plenty which can be softened by way of the enveloping crops. Residual courtyards permit the internal areas to be flooded with herbal mild and reply to the desolate tract’s intense sun publicity. The space will incorporate extremely effective orientation and insulation methods in addition to super-efficient lights, mechanical and plumbing techniques to create an power effective and thermally relaxed dwelling atmosphere.
Located on the northernmost fringe of the Catalina Foothills, the design embraces the dramatic perspectives and topography of its herbal environment whilst proscribing sun acquire from east and west orientation. Corner home windows are carved out alongside the north edge to supply mountain vistas whilst south perspectives open to the access courtyard. East and West perspectives terminate the hallways and supply an ever-changing show of sunshine and colour.