The opportunity for the Topaz Residence to be wrapped around the most available of rock outcroppings on the site gives the owner and architect a unique opportunity to make a communal statement with the home design; a home created to be a part of the significance of the outcropping and the strength of the foundation from which to begin each day with a sense of confidence.
The morning sun will rise and provide a moving wave of shadows on the west side of the army of saguaro, magnifying the appearance of the already generous quantity of stunning Sonoran specimens. A conversation with the one you love while sipping brandy and admiring the rich, changing colors of the sunset will allow you to retire in peace for another day.
lot size 2.01 acres 87,435 sq. ft.
building height 30 ft. / 2 story
allowed disturbance 35% of lot size
conceptual building envelope 19,332 sq. ft.