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Architecture around the World

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Chen Suchart Sosnowski Residence

Chen Suchart Sosnowski Residence

With a project like this innovative Tempe, AZ desert home there is not much to say other than give credit to the great people involved:

Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC / Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart
Location: Tempe, Arizona, USA
Construction Company: AED Structural Engineers, Inc., Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
Construction Area: 3,427 sf or 318.40 sqm
Project Year: 2004-2006
Photography: Bill Timmerman, Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

The modern Sosnowski Residence in Tempe Arizona  features a striking industrial glass cube jutting out over the bottom level made of CMU walls.
The top level floor-to-ceiling glass walls are framed by a black trusses.
The outdoor spaces is integrated with  the residence through two 30’ wide operable sliding glass doors.
At night the illuminated cube glows with a welcoming light.

Chen Suchart Tempe AZ Residence

Chen Suchart Tempe AZ Residence

05
Jul

Santa Fe Zocalo

Zocalo Santa Fe by Legorreta

Zocalo Santa Fe by Legorreta

Speaking of color: On my way to work I pass this unique development at the outskirts of Santa Fe.

Santa Fe has a pretty strict building code that only allows pueblo or territorial style buildings in various shades of “adobe”, the clay bricks made from the native soil.

Zocalo, designed by the world-renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta, pushes the envelope and shows an exuberant mix of the more vibrant earth tones of the Southwest.

Located in the Northern Hills just five minutes from Santa Fe, Zocalo homes offer open, light-filled floor plans and a community inspired by Legorreta’s vision of casita-style condominiums centered around small plazas.
Designed with a brilliant use of color and traditional Mexican architectural elements, Zocalo showcases Legorreta’s signature use of vivid hues, geometrics, and warm, abundant light.