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Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, California 92211, Stati Uniti: [FOUR EYES HOUSE BY EDWARD OGOSTA ARCHITECTURE]
Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

“A weekend desert residence for a family and their dog, the Four Eyes House is an exercise in site-specific experiential programming.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

Rather than planning the house according to a domestic functional program, the building was designed foremost as an instrument for intensifying a number of onsite phenomenal events.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

Four "sleeping towers" are oriented towards four spatiotemporal viewing experiences: morning sunrise to the east, mountain range to the south, evening city lights to the west, and nighttime stars overhead.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

Each tower contains a compact top-floor bedroom, sized only for the bed, and each with a unique aperture directed towards the view.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

These bedrooms are equally-sized and unassigned, such that the family's sleeping locations can be rotated based on each individual's desired viewing experience.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

Vertical circulation within the towers is similarly particularized (e.g. ladders, spiral stair, switchback stair, or shallow-riser stair).

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

Ground-floor common spaces form a loose connective field between the discrete tower volumes, and offer a more permeable relationship to the landscape.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

The sensations of sleeping and waking are thus inflected by the building's foregrounding of intensified onsite experiential events.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

By sleeping in a room elevated off the ground and open to the stars, one might inhabit a deep pocket of silence for a few moments, and perhaps even perceive the movement of the Earth, as it slowly rotates beneath the stars” Edward Ogosta Architecture.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

The project is been select by the American Institute of Architects to receive the 2013 Small Project Award, now in its tenth year, established to recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work and to promote excellence in small-project design.

Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture
Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture
Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture
Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture
Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture
Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta Architecture

Location: Coachella Valley, California, USA Architect: Edward Ogosta Architecture Type: residential Year: 2012