Located in Pearblossom California this off-grid home will be the BLOOMING place for a multigenerational family with the intent to continue to GROW the house as the family EXPANDS.
Indeed Pearblossom has been the growth place of sweet things, and the owners have embraced the idea of continuing to tend this land to harvest a sweet lifestyle.
A few pear farms (from which Pearblossom gets its name) still exist in this city today, but most of those farms are now abandoned and have returned to the desert landscape or have been overridden by small-scale housing development. Hence our vision of honoring this land by envisioning what a sustainable housing sprawl could GERMINATE in the California desert. A vision of SOWING sweet things.
Housing in desert cities is filled with housing born out of need, not the intention of sustaining life.
So we’ve come up with a concept of a communal anchoring vessel that hosts core functions of a LIVING space that opens up to the desert and into a garden intended to host large family GATHERINGS.
Built with rammed earth walls the kitchen, and living space GROUND the core functions of a multi-generational family. This central space was cleared of structural elements, serving as the SEEDING place for all guests of the house. From the entry to the garden and into the infinite desert landscape, this site will provide a sustainable take on moving out of the city.
Materials throughout the house reflect the desire to honor the four sacred elements; earth, wind, fire, and water.
Necils Lopez, Kirill Volchinskiy, Yevheniia Kudria, Alina Kopteva