Mission: Stone Court Villa
Architects: Marwan Al Sayed Inc.
Place: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
Photographs by: Matt Winquist Photography
Stone Court Villa by Marwan Al Sayed Inc.
The Stone Court Villa is a luxurious, up-to-the-minute spot organized round a central courtyard. It became once designed by Marwan Al Sayed Inc., an architect based entirely in Los Angeles, California, whereas the mission takes announce in Paradise Valley in Arizona.
This gigantic region presents four bedrooms surrounded by rugged landscape but organized in a sequence of areas, interior and exterior, focusing towards a natty and landscaped courtyard.
A ten acre barren region announce that contains two barren region washes.
A sleek, but mature architecture of walls that enjoy apartment and apartment that contains walls.
Home becomes thinned out produce and produce becomes condensed apartment.
Giant walls inscribed in the earth. From above, snake like and calligraphic in produce blurring boundaries between initiate air and interior, courtyards and rooms, container and contained.
Tremendous vistas to both nearby barren region landscapes and distant peaks. Walls are launched, repetitively and deliberately, compressed and then elongated as the apartment or search dictates.
Snake like mass walls of gentle 3” Veracruz Mexican seen gash limestone, transferring interior and out of the living areas, blurring boundaries…gentle cloth overhangs delicately suspended between the mass walls.
Walls containing apartment, life, courts, water, trees, laughter, suggestions and shadows.
The stacking of the stone is impressed by both reminiscences of a edifying Japanese bamboo cutting board, with its even and refined but irregular offsets…..moreover the work of abstract painter Agnes Martin….repetitive with refined differences creating a fancy box of depth and surface. The attain isn’t any longer no longer like a mother of pearl box, created by the shiny diversifications of the stone and the map it is laid, both customarily but with deliberate variation. Roland Barthes ‘repetition differente’.
Slowly a sample emerges, shifts and then unwinds
Repetitive but no longer repeated, Even – right here, elongated – there ….prolonged, right here compressed there. Refined forms of colour, texture, line all attain to make a richness of experiences for every single day life.
The slicing of stone left uncovered, the splash of water, the comprise of gentle…the walls exclude what is frequent and undesired in narrate that what is shiny and alive can flourish in peace.
A sleek timeless shatter in the Sonoran barren region, inhabited by the softness of the our bodies within and the glimpses of shiny landscapes and lightweight explicit to the barren region initiate air.
–Marwan Al Sayed Inc.