Gallery: Discreet Desert Eco Homes Planned for the Mojave Desert

A new desert home community has been planned for La Quinta, CA in the Mojave Desert, just outside of Palm Springs. The rich desert landscape covered in spiny Joshua Trees will continue to be respected in this new discreet eco-community. Designed by Platform for Architecture + Research, 18 homes will be constructed to fit within the natural topology, carefully minimizing any environmental disturbances. Each home has been designed for the hot desert climate of the Mojave and includes solar shading, solar power, natural ventilation, xeriscaping and more.

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  1. Holcim Awards January 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    This is an admirable project, trying to balance environmental needs with human inhabitation. Great effort although I do agree with mhuffman’s comment. However, this would be an ideal submission to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

  2. mhuffman January 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    wouldn’t a clustered design be better? that would really cut down on the invasion of roads and sriveways and leave the majority of the land untouched.

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