Four Eyes House, Coachella Valley, Calif.
Edward Ogosta Architecture
Culver City, Calif.

This proposed weekend retreat responds to an extraordinary setting—California’s Coachella Desert—by isolating views in space and time. Each of the four bedrooms caps a three-story tower which is oriented, periscopelike, toward a prospect: the sunrise, mountains in the after­noon, distant city lights, the night sky. “The main floor,” says architect Edward Ogosta, AIA, LEED AP, “becomes this field that connects the towers.” The jury noted the concept’s clarity and power. “I like the composition of very simple forms,” said one judge. “It engages the landscape in a nice, sculptural way. You want to be there.”

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Project Credits

Principal in charge: Edward Ogosta, AIA, LEED AP, Edward Ogosta Architecture, Culver City, Calif.
Project size: 3,400 square feet
Site size: 5.4 acres
Rendering: Edward Ogosta