Foo is a new build home on a large piece of land centrally located in Phoenix. Influenced by the ancient art of pottery (one of the homeowners is a ceramic artist), the house was designed to be rigid in structure while malleable in use, precise in form while imperfect in texture, and varied in volume while limited in materials.
Schematically the house is broken into its functional elements, a living volume, a sleeping volume and a utility volume. They are arranged on the site to create a large courtyard, using the buildings to provide privacy and shelter from the desert sun.
The outdoor areas were designed for both pleasure and production. Stepping out from the house you are welcomed into a covered patio with a dining and grilling area just steps away from a sunken fire pit area, olive grove, and pool with an integrated Baja shelf and hot tub. In terms of production, the property includes a chicken coop, citrus grove, stone fruit grove, and raised planting beds for vegetables and herbs.