1836 East Don Carlos Ave., Tempe, Az. 85281 480.668.7744 jason@jason-eslamieh.com theminiatreegarden@yahoo.com

The low profile of the Mountain Preserve to the south and the city lights to the north created a unique opportunity to design a translucent building of uninterrupted views in both directions. The north/south access demanded a smart building to take advantage of the solar and natural light throughout the house.

This three-story contemporary residence began its form and function with the notion of sustainable design. The south facing glass wall which allows for an uninterrupted view of the beautiful Mountain Preserve provides protection against the summer sun with its long overhang yet still captures the solar warmth during the winter months. The continuous glass walls to the north brings natural light to almost all the primary spaces--the kitchen, family and dining rooms and the library. A series of columns, that define the swimming pool, create a continuous extension between the detached recreation room and the main house.

The cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the client made the design a subtle mix of architecture with the harmony of form, line, textures, and movement.