Take a closer look at 'Four Eyes House' in Coachella Valley, California
One house, four unique perspectives...
Californian architect, Ed Ogosta, has designed an award-winning weekend desert residence for a family (and their dog) in the breathtaking Coachella Valley. Christened the 'Four Eyes House' on account of its four sleeping towers that afford four different and specific views, Ogosta describes the house as "an exercise in site-specific experiential programming."
The predicable order of things when designing a house such as this, particularly for a family, is to arrange the structure according to a domestic functional program, and introduce architectural elements from that framework. However, the Four Eyes House was designed foremost as an instrument for intensifying a number of onsite phenomenal events. In other words – it was built for the view.
The sleeping towers are oriented towards four specifically positioned viewing experiences: Morning sunrise to the east, mountain range to the south, evening city lights to the west, and nighttime stars overhead. Each tower is identical in size and comprises a top-floor bedroom, the dimensions of which accommodate a double bed only. The uniformity of the four rooms means that the family can rotate towers according to their particular view preferences, with no complaints about room sizes. The ground-floor living spaces are clean and minimalist and encased in glass, offering a levelled connection to the stunning landscape, to complement the viewing towers.