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Tucson Mountain Retreat by DUST

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A contemporary rammed-earth home rises out of the Sonoran Desert in Tucson, Arizona, a marvelous example of landscape-conscious design.  The Tucson Mountain Retreat by DUST Architecture is a reflection of the sculptural earth tones that surround it, a visual homage to the nature of the desert.  Inside, the home employs sliding glass doors and strategically placed windows to provide passive cooling and a visual emphasis on the natural art beyond.  The rooms are peaceful and warm to the eye but cool to the touch, with concrete floors that help maintain a comfortable interior temperature.  Outdoors, a simple patio with a fire pit extends from the living room, while a furnished deck and dining area welcomes guests on the roof level.  It’s a remarkable home, one perfectly suited for desert living, designed with a careful sensitivity for the local environment.  [images by jeff goldberg, via designboom]

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