One of our first loves. The desert is a context of purity that honors simplicity and enduring design. Both of which are exemplified by the mid-century masters.Our portfolio of desert work represents a personal passion and includes residences for clients, partners and even ourselves. We are forever inspired by the desert's unique qualities of light and landscape, as well as the way of living that is so specific to this place.
Our Desert Projects
- 48@Arenas > Multi-Family, Residential
- 48@Baristo > Multi-Family, Residential
- 803 Palm Canyon > Mixed Use
- Biltmore Clubhouse > Commercial
- Biltmore Colony > Multi-Family, Residential
- Downtown Palm Springs > Commercial
- Morrison > Multi-Family, Residential
- The Kimpton Rowan Hotel > Hotel
Additional Multi-Family, Residential Projects
- 48@Arenas Multi-Family, Residential
- Biltmore Colony Multi-Family, Residential
- Blue Flowers Islet Multi-Family, Residential
- Itajuba Towers Multi-Family, Residential
- Luxe Lakes Y-3 Highrise Multi-Family, Residential
- Magnolia Platform Multi-Family, Residential
- Morrison Multi-Family, Residential
- Santorini Island Multi-Family, Residential
- Tice Residences Multi-Family, Residential
48@Baristo is a multi-family development within the heart of the city of Palm Springs. As part of the city’s current revitalization, 48@Baristo seeks to contribute to its ongoing suburban tradition of modernism, while providing for a much denser urban paradigm.
As part of a series of ongoing multi-family projects, this development represents a continuing investigation into new ways not only to provide shelter, but a physical and emotional connection to the desert.
Configurations of two-, four-, and eight-unit buildings blanket the site, allowing public space to weave between private courts. Private garages and individual pools, hallmarks of the suburban patio home, are now rendered in a dense, urban “carpet,” which attempts to present notions of owned private outdoor space with urban ideas of density and hierarchy. Varied organizational schemes are all defined by double-height living spaces and second-floor bedrooms – some with detached poolside guesthouses. Basic volumetric forms interact with flat and folded planes creating specific apertures for mountain views and defense against the strong desert sun.
2006 AIA California Council Merit Award, “Palm Springs Patio Home Experiment”