on an arid site with mountain views in scottsdale, arizona, marmol radziner designed a winter retreat to heighten awareness of the desert landscape. to the north of the home is pinnacle peak and to the south is the mcdowell mountain range. In springtime, two natural washes flood the rocky terrain, informing both the form and location of the home. Passing through a stone wall into a garden of native desert succulents, a pedestrian pathway ushers visitors into the home's entry and main living area. Like a "modern pavilion," horizontal roof planes and raised decks allow the living room to expand into the landscape.