Friday, September 7, 2018

HK Associates, Inc., a Tucson design firm owned by assistant professor of practice Michael Kothke and his wife Kathy Hancox, had two recent projects featured in ArchDaily.  
 
Emerging from the desert, Canyon House is equal parts land-form and mechanism for viewing. Stoic on the exterior - but more than an object in the landscape - Canyon House blurs the boundary between inside and out, imprinting the exterior environment into the interior of the home: revealing life as a series of moments, vistas and reflections. 

lightHOUSE is a renovation of a 1964 Edward Nelson, FAIA, modernist home in the Catalina Foothills of Tucson, Arizona. The design concept was to reveal the affinities between old and new, and inside and outside, through light, material, and attention to detail. The renovation took the house back to its bones - Douglas Fir posts and beams that recall the Case Study houses of California - black concrete floors, and brick perimeter walls that reference the Sonoran desert's earthen constructions.