Located in in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Birds Nest Residence is a clean-lined residential project defined by bold geometric forms. Embracing simplicity, the house designed by Kendle Design Collaborative boasts a mid-century modern architecture. The team responsible with the project, strongly influenced by the work of Richard Neutra and Al Beadle‘s modern approach, chose to build up a rectilinear structure and despite its illusive sharpness, integrated it seamlessly into the landscape. It’s really interesting how the boundaries between environments tend to fade away. All rooms have direct access to a terrace or courtyard, therefore, openness and transparency become important features of the house.
Bright and luxurious, the house features two floors. Downstairs, the open space living room comprising also the kitchen, represents the social area. Top floor accommodates the bedrooms, considered less social and more private. Local desert plants embellish the intimate interior courtyard, enhancing the feeling of wilderness and freedom. “All rooms, including “birds nest” on the second floor, have immediate access to a private courtyard, terrace or exterior space that give the residence an intimate scale. The site walls are thoughtfully integrated into the landscape design creating serene courtyards while maintaining the owner’s desire for a high degree of privacy.”