A bath intervention insert in marvelous scenery of Dialogue House, an incredible project sited at the base of Echo Mountain.
The Dialogue House was conceived as two volumes of light – one warm and one cool – one focused outward to the expansive horizon and one upward toward the canopy of the desert sky. A five-sided box of light with no apparent thickness floating above and within the dark desert landscape with only the apparent thinness of light supporting the space to be lived in. The home is projected south toward the South Mountain and Sierra Estrella Mountain ranges far across the Phoenix basin and the downtown skyline.
“With this bathroom renovation – Wendell Burnette Architects – we sought a product that would work in harmony with the existing wood and stone floors in the rest of the house and at the same time add textural and visual interest to the design. Bianco Avorio – with its nuanced, refined character – proved to be that product. The slot skylight reveals the tactile quality of the stone. And its natural beauty and calm, uniform color expand the sense of space within a relatively small footprint”
Wendell Burnette Architects is an internationally recognized architectural practice based in Phoenix, Arizona. Their portfolio of work includes a wide range of private and public projects. The specific focus of the practice is concerned with space and light, context and place, and with the environment and landscapes in which we live. The architecture of the firm responds to the specifics of site and client needs, is resourceful in regards to budget, takes a pro-active approach to the craft of building, and strives to create spaces that engage people.