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James Trahan AIA’s Slope House located in Sunnyslope, Arizona started out as an unassuming 1964 cinder block ranch perched on a hillside at the top of Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. The home was marketed for its “gazillion dollar views” when it caught James’ attention in 2002; this proved to be true each day at dawn.
Project name
Slope House
Architecture firm
180 Degrees Design + Build
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Photography
Matt Winquist
Built in 1973, this 4,930 square-foot residence in Phoenix, Arizona, was dark, outdated, and missing a connection to its incredible backdrop of Camelback Mountain. This 180 Degrees Design + Build renovation focused on a personal expression of modern, whimsical design and creating an intersection between the home’s structural mass and its surroundin...
Project name
Brandaw at Echo Canyon
Architecture firm
180 Degrees Design + Build
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Photography
An Pham Photography
This residence rests on a spectacular lot at the base of the iconic Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, offering our firm a wide range of design latitude. This part of the Southwest offers residents a ‘resort’ climate for much of the year and our clients wanted the property to fully embody al fresco living.
Project name
Rockridge
Architecture firm
180 Degrees Design + Build in collaboration with Studio B
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Photography
An Pham Photography
180 Degrees Design + Build is an architect-led design-build firm specializing in high end custom residential design and remodels, technically challenging commercial design and construction, historic preservation, and adaptive re-use. Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding desert Southwest provide the dramatic backdrop for our modern, elegant, and pur...
Title
Making Architecture
Author
180 Degrees Design + Build. Articles written by Alison King. Design conceived by Alison King and executed by Samuel Ybarra
Category
Architecture
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Walls and fences are typically used to keep people and areas separate, but at the Desert Botanical Garden an unusual series of structures actually brought people together. We combined wood, concrete, steel, stone and block to create a variety of richly textured and highly functional separators that both physically divided and visually connected ope...
Project name
Hazel Hare Center for Plant Science
Architecture firm
180 Degrees Design + Build & coLAB studio, LLC
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Photography
Bill Timmerman
Re-examination of a desert courtyard house: Designed by Scottsdale-based architecture firm Chen + Suchart Studio, the 6130 Residence is planned to be built in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA.  The architecture visualization is done by Tridi a 3D visualization studio based in Vic, near Barcelona led by designer Jordi Raurell.
Project name
6130 Residence
Architecture firm
Chen + Suchart Studio
Location
Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, Corona renderer, Adobe Photoshop