The designs aim for the closest possible relationship between interior space and the predominant presence of the desert landscape. PAR creates a seamless flow between indoors and out by orienting homes to highlight picturesque views of the sweeping desert and to take advantage of prevailing northwesterly winds for cross ventilation. Three villa typologies—Villa Y, Villa E and Villa L—are positioned around a series of courtyards.
The contrasting forms of the three villas are unified through similar architectural massing and shared materials and details. Each property features a formal living room, dining room, family room, two guest suites, a master suite, and a staff area. Compact building footprints provide each villa with over 2,000 sq ft of outdoor living space including a private pool, a fireplace, and dining and lounging areas.
Sustainable development strategies such as solar roofs, thermal massing, cross ventilation, shaded glazing, and xeriscaping have been incorporated at masterplan and building scales. At the masterplan scale, roadways and driveways have been designed for natural drainage and visual integration through the use of decomposed granite paving.