6WEATHERING STEELOne front of the house, the architects excavated the ground around the children’s playroom, their parents gym, and service wing to create a light court that bright what could otherwise have remained a dark basement.
7WEATHERING STEELInside, architects manipulated the floor plan to create up and down movement, as if traversing the topography of a natural landscape, a strategy that further ties the architecture to its site
8TUBAC HOUSE RICK JOY ARCHITECTS TUBAC, ARIZONA, US The gravel path to the house crunches beneath your feet. Through thegarden of barrel cactuses that appear to be standing guard,one descendsinto a courtyard by way of a stair wedged between the two retaining walls.
12TUBAC HOUSEThe architect gives his client the equivalent of an outdoor living room, a great open-air porch adjoining the black granite swimming pool at the edge of a terrace.
13TUBAC HOUSEInside, polished materials in s cool netural palette contrast with the aggressive exterior. Architect selected waxed concrete floors, maple cabinetry, a stainless steel kitchen, plaster walls, and a combination of clear and translucent glass that modulates view and light throughout the house.