The Klein Residence by Ohlhausen DuBois Architects located on a rugged hillside site in the desert, the design resonates with the sublime, timeless quality of region providing the ideal setting for living with a contemporary art collection. The house was designed around specific works of art including pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Kiki Smith, Richard Serra and Donald Judd. A contrast to the panoramic views and the New Mexico skies, a James Turrell Skyspace (an American artist primarily concerned with light and space) is embedded in the center of the house offering a contemplative experience of light and space. Paula Hayes designed the landscape around the house, blurring the distinction between art and nature, and the property includes site specific art pieces by Olafur Eliasson and Andy Goldsworthy. The materials palette of basalt, concrete, walnut and zinc form a simple, elegant backdrop for the collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and video. The sheer wall of glass dissolves the distinction between indoors and outdoors, opening the rooms out to the horizon and creating the ultimate glass house.
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