New Brick home designs is completed designed by the architect Jones Studio. They have completed created a environmentally friendly home design called the Thurston Wine House which is created located in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA. Created in 2008, this living space covers area for about 883 square meters.
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Jones Studio has completed created a brick home designs called the Thurston Wine House which is sited in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA. The architect created this nice living space in 2008; it is covers area for about 883 square meters. The chance to find something which you can be passionate about is one of life’s opportunities. The ability to share that passion with the others generates even greater enjoyment, if one is lucky.
Designing a space which exists only to enhance this experience requires a designer to surrender any alternative agenda to the passion itself, for any other solution only undermines the outcome. Being given the opportunities to design a space exclusively around the unconventional experience of ‘passion’, versus the conventional idea of a ‘wine house’, is an exceptional task.
This house architecture design is carefully display a respect for its context through its materiality and its tectonic language while expressing its unconventional program through its formal elements. The project takes an advantage of its section by using the slope to decrease the visual impact of structure, embedded into the topography of the site, it is allowing the access to the northeast valley and McDowell Mountain views beyond.
Greatly reducing the demand of the mechanical systems throughout the year, the Wine House also benefits from the thermal storage capacity of the earth itself.
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The entertaining capability of the existing house flows seamlessly to the wine house’s roof terrace; it is offering the perfect setting to enjoy a glass of a favorite wine together with one’s friends. The descending stair which is adjacent to the roof terrace, leading one to the wine itself, it is an experience reserved for much smaller, more intimate parties.
Once beyond the small garden gate, the stair accommodates only one. As you descend, the terracotta bricks ascend skyward, quickly reducing the light reaching the surface of the steps as if light itself were not on the guest list.
As you arrive at the bottom of the stair, a massive wooden door greets you, it is protecting the treasure inside, and yielding only a small candle lit vestibule beyond. The terracotta decanter recedes allowing the wine take stage once beyond the vestibule. Displaying the eclectic tapestry of colorful wine labels as a veneer covering the vertical surfaces, one can appreciate the personality of every bottle.
The initial impression is a vast wine cellar with an almost endless variety of wine. Upon further examination, the skylight, acting as the table on the roof terrace above, reveals the room’s true intimacy. The table beneath the merlot hue provides only room for two. The design provides a variety of very distinct and disparate singular and collective experiences, all of which enrich the program, and ultimately enhance the passion.
The Thurston Wine House Addition received a Merit Award at the 2009 Arizona Masonry Guild – Excellence in Masonry.
Architects: Jones Studio Inc
Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
Designer: Eddie Jones
Contractor/CMAR: GM Hunt Builders
Masonry: Randy Gregory Masonry, Inc.
Structural Engineering: Jack Trummer, PE
Mechanical Engineering: Roy Otterbine
Client: Ray and Amy Thurston
Project Area: 883 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Ed Taube
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Photography by Ed Taube