Two new residences in Palm Springs by o2 Architecture combine the best of mid-century modernism and 21st-century sustainable design. The team brought to life an unbuilt project originally designed by the modernist architect Al Beadle in the 1970s. They combined mid-century modernism and sustainable design to both this and the o2 House, located just a few steps away. The two structures, each in its own way, fit into the rocky desert landscape of Arizona.



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Originally named Palisades Dos, the Beadle House is built primarily out of steel, concrete and glass. Originally designed by modernist architect Al Beadle, the house stays true to the late architect’s meticulous drawings and schematics. Lance O’Donnell of o2 Architecture worked with Mike Yankovich of local design-build firm Better Built to bring Beadle’s work to the modernist community of Palm Springs. The house features a large, gravity-defying second floor that cantilevers over the desert landscape.

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The second building, o2 House, is a 3,664-square-foot sprawling residence that celebrates mid-century modernism and marries it with contemporary sustainable design practices. Natural ventilation and a solar energy system complement the interior design. Both houses were part of the architect’s Miele Chino Canyon Project.

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