Monk’s Shadow House Style



The Monk’s shadow residence located in the Valley of Sun, Arizona is an amazing architectural design by Kendle Style Collaborative. Praying Monk is a geological formation approximately 30 million years aged on Camelback Mountain in the Valley of Sun. Praying Monk is 1 of the colorful rock formations. The proprietor of the property has a fond affection towards the Praying Monk. As a result he wanted to design the home in this kind of a way that they can see the Monk first factor in the early morning as soon as they wake up. The whole home is created on the basis of the view of the Praying Monk.The website is very challenging for a conventional home design as it is a narrow lot with 60’ vertical elevation. The home is divided into 3 sections particularly master bed room and family area, children area and guest area. Kids area includes bedrooms, swimming pool entry, sport space and garages. Visitor area consists of bed room and a spare space that can be used as house workplace also. Every area is linked by stylish staircase and every of them has prominent view of distant mountain ranges. As the view of the Monk was fondly preferred from almost every space, the home is built with optimum use of glass windows and doorways. The home almost appears like a glass home.Swimming pool is created at a spot where mountain’s shadow falls throughout the year. The home is created thinking about the wind direction from the mountains. Even throughout hottest summer time months, cool breeze from the mountain tops flows down across the website. As a result, minimum use of air conditioning is needed throughout the year. Also the home is created in this kind of a way that amazing sunsets can be enjoyed every night. As a lot of glass is used in the home design, privacy is the primary concern. The entry way to the home leads via a car court. Interiors of the home are not visible from here. Main entrance is a frosted glass door that leads to a narrow gallery space. The gallery opens in a colorful garden of lush green desert vegetation and soft grass lawns. The residents contact it the secret garden as it is not visible from outdoors. Desert vegetation have tremendous capability to maintain moisture. So when a breeze passes via the garden it cools down before getting into the interiors of the home. The amazing home design lets the breeze circulate via this garden before getting into the home. The roof design is articulated and it covers interiors and prolonged more than the exteriors. Butterfly form of the roof is useful in obtaining the view of the mountains. It also directs rainwater to surrounding landscapes. Lower level roof is used as a deck for the higher level. Supplies used for the roof are in harmony with the surrounding landscapes. The home is created using sustainable architecture. All-natural sources like cool breeze, all-natural mild, and rainwater are used effectively in home design. Techniques like glazing, insulation, cross air ventilation, uncovered concrete floors, and efficient landscaping make the home energy efficient. The Monk’s Shadow is a humble residence set among beautiful all-natural environment and is a lovely privilege to the residents and guests.

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