6 WEATHERING 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.
7 WEATHERING 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
8 TUBAC 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.
12 TUBAC 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.
13 TUBAC 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.