tresarca home mimics the desert in las vegas by assemblageSTUDIO
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mar 03, 2014
tresarca home mimics the desert in las vegas by assemblageSTUDIO



‘tresARCA’ by assemblageSTUDIO, las vegas, nevada, united states

image © bill timmerman, zack hussain
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when departing from the expected imagery of las vegas, one finds another side to nevada characterized by the desert, it’s colors, materials, and the architecture that seeks to synthesize all these factors to create dwellings suited for the trying environment. local practice assemblageSTUDIO has recently completed the ‘tresARCA’ house in the outskirts of vegas. the design is based around an extension to the landscape through the stacking and placement of boxes nestled into the topography. in between the solid forms crevices are cooled by shade and water, mimicking the ecology of the nearby red rock mountains. the bedrooms are divided between the basement and second story levels separated by the ground floor containing the social program and various courtyards- a concept that allows for an almost separate home to exist below grade that keeps naturally cool. the bedrooms supported above the structure are wrapped in a faceted steel screen with a  fine mesh that diffuses the intense sun and behaves as the surrounding landscape.

 

 

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bedroom mass supported above the ground level
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various courtyards urge users to live take advantage of outdoor space
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stairs leading to the upper bedrooms
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exterior lounge area and shading devices
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living room
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kitchen
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wine cellar
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sculptural chandelier
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bedroom
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bathroom
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covered courtyard
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project info:

 

 

project name: tresarca
project type: single family residence
location: las vegas, nevada
size: 8,000 sf.
materials: blackened steel, plaster, galvanized mesh screen, slate
architect: assemblagestudio
team:  eric strain, drew gregory, clemente cicoria, cj hoogland, tony diaz, leon cifala, renee smith, rachel tarr
general contractor: unique custom home
structural engineer: mendenhall smith engineering
lighting artist: annika newell – ambient strata
photographer: bill timmerman, zack hussain
products specifications: bathroom cabinets: sonia/custom ; bathroom fittings (faucets, etc.): kohler ; bathroom fixtures (sinks, etc.): kohler ; cooktop (if different from oven or range): wolf; countertops: caesar stone ; dishwasher: miele

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