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A House That Blends Into The Color Palette Of The Surrounding Desert

Design and development office Industry of All Nations has recently completed ‘The Landing House’, a new modern home that’s integrated into the rugged natural landscape of the Mojave Desert.

With a backdrop of California’s Joshua Tree National Park, the home has been designed as a refuge for privacy and tranquility.

A private road leads through terrain flanked by Joshua trees, winding its way to a 9-foot-high horizontal wall that fully conceals the house.

Through the smartly concealed entrance, first glimpses of the house emerge from a breezeway landing dividing two volumes to the left and right, with an open courtyard straight ahead that frames the Mojave Desert and overlooks a plunge pool.

A concrete platform extends perpendicularly from the breezeway landing to the plunge pool, which has a monolithic and geometric form.

A courtyard adjacent to the plunge pool extends the living space of the home.

Concealed from the courtyard, but intimately tucked away just around the corner, there’s a sculptural landing pad with yoga mats framed by oxidized solid steel. The landing pad is filled with a compacted base of desert soil, further integrating it into the natural landscape.

The main social area of the home has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that allow the living room, a kitchen, and a dedicated workspace, to open to the outdoor space and swimming pool.

One of the bedroom suites includes a uniquely designed round window, while cedar wall paneling covers the walls.

In the second bedroom, you can see examples of the slightly polished concrete floors and white oak furniture, which are also featured throughout the home.

Tiles cover the walls in the bathroom, while a tall vertical window perfectly frames the view.

A House That Blends Into The Color Palette Of The Surrounding Desert


  • Desert View Rd, Mojave, CA 93501, USA
  • Industry of All Nations