A Dwelling Set In The Desert Landscape
Tucked away in a remote desert location just outside of the U.S. Capitol Reef National Park, the modern dwelling built by architecture practice Imbue Design overlooks some of the most impressive rock formations in the world.
Designed for “two highly intelligent professionals with minimal design sensibilities”, the house was built as a campus of structures to occupy the desert landscape. The dwelling consists of the main residence with guesthouse and studio outbuildings, filled with intimate nooks and social spaces. Each space is immersed in the site’s views accenting the two most prominent rock formations. By opening the ends of the volumes with glass walls, the architects wanted to highlight the remarkable landscape surrounding the plot. Given its remoteness, the home was crafted by local contractors and artisans using local materials, including corrugated Corten panels and cedar siding that – reminiscent of the nearby red rock megaliths – age naturally.