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Architecture ibarra rosano design architects | Downing Residence

ibarra rosano design architects | Downing ResidenceThe Downing Residence is a carefully nested desert dwelling on a hillside west of Tucson organized between existing saguaros. The 3500 square foot design splits the floor plan into three smaller pavilion-like footprints in order to rest more gently between areas of dense vegetation.

ibarra rosano design architects | Downing Residence

© Bill Timmerman

ibarra rosano design architects | Downing Residence

© Bill Timmerman

ibarra rosano design architects | Downing Residence

© Bill Timmerman

From a distance, the Downing Residence is barely discernable from its east-facing mountainside backdrop. The structure blends with the surrounding rock outcroppings as each of its three volumes sit reverently within a grove of saguaro that dot the hillside.

ibarra rosano design architects | Downing Residence

© Bill Timmerman

ibarra rosano design architects | Downing Residence

© Bill Timmerman

ibarra rosano design architects | Downing Residence

© Bill Timmerman

Location: Tucson, USA
Architect: ibarra rosano design architects
Photographer: Bill Timmerman

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