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Sedona, Arizona, U.S.A.

This residence pays homage to the area in which it is situated – the natural parks to the south of the Grand Canyon in northern Arizona. One example of this design is in the reddish of the exterior walls,which imitates the natural pigments characteristics of the soil in this region. The long-thin tunnel-like house combines wood and glass on the facade, and its roof is clad with sheets of oxidized copper. The swimming pool, set to the rear of the house, takes the form of a triangle. It was built of concrete finished with white-stained cement. The upper edges have been covered with small, sky-blue vitrified tiles, set off by white tracing two horizontal lines. The sunbathing area on one side of the pool has been floored with wooden planks, while the rest of the terrace was built with the limestone typical of the area. The terrace is marked off by an original and practical canopy that emerges from the house itself. Its basic structure is made of iron, and it is completed by wooden slats that can be adjusted as required to vary the intensity of the light passing through them.⊕

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