Quadrant House

by | 02. Nov 2012

Feature | Residential

Image courtesy Diller + Scofidio

The Quadrant House is conceived in direct response to its site, a small plateau on the side of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. From this vantage point the house is able to engage two contrasting aspects of the landscape; the flat city grid below and the immense rugged mass of Camelback above.


Image courtesy Diller + Scofidio


Image courtesy Diller + Scofidio


Image courtesy Diller + Scofidio

The house is divided into quadrants of similar area and equal programmatic value; a living space, a lawn, a master bedroom, and a pool, with no defined circulation in between. Interior spaces and exterior spaces are separated by long sheets of glass that at one moment define the inside and at another the outside. From the living room, a bird’s eye view of the city is crisply bisected by a zero edge swimming pool.

The bedroom looks out over a lawn to the rough granite of the mountain. The contiguous spatial quality permits any point on the main level to be seen from any other, thus allowing its two residents to stay in visual communication throughout the day.


CITY Phoenix, Arizona
ARCHITECT Diller + Scofidio