Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monk’s Shadow Residence by Kendle Design Collaborative

Kendle Design Collaborative designed the Monk’s Shadow residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

The name “MONK’S SHADOW” is an affectionate reference to possibly the most influential member of the design team; an iconic geologic formation known to those in the Valley of the Sun as the Praying Monk. You see the Owner’s and the Monk developed a special relationship over the 10-12 years they lived on the property prior to deciding to design their new home. During the first program discussion with the Owners they stated their desire to wake up each morning and see the monk without leaving their bed. Many more decisions would be based on views to the Praying Monk including slot windows above the art gallery allowing the 6’-6” inhabitants to see the Monk as they traversed past their art collection, views to the Monk as they stretched out in the pool or flipped burgers at the BBQ just to name a few. They also wanted every guest to have the Monk be their last view before departing the property.

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