Desert Panorama House, La Quinta, Calif.

Monolithic forms pass through the building, treating indoor and outdoor space as a single element.

Laser-cut aluminum screens pivot to open the entry courtyard.

Pivoting glass doors open the house to the entry courtyard.

The kitchen occupies one end of a living space so open to the outdoors that it is defined mainly by the ceiling above.

Terrazzo covers the first floor; terrazzo pavers line the cast concrete staircase.

The living area’s sliding glass doors constitute 90 feet of disappearing wall.

The master bedroom’s second-floor perch affords dramatic mountain views.

The master bath opens onto a rooftop terrace.

The first floor plan and section

The second floor plan and section

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