THOMAS RESIDENCE



LOCATION: LAS VEGAS, NV

DATE: 1997

PROGRAM: SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE

SIZE: 3700 SF



The Interior House is located in a gated development and addresses rigid regulations by withdrawing inward and suppressing the exterior facades. It addresses the outside only as a collective street element. The traditional Islamic courtyard house which organizes itself from the inside is modified for the car dominated society of the 20th century. Rooms are organized around an inner courtyard from the formal to the informal and private.

The covered open court creates a sheltered, private space at the center. One approaches the house by a hidden, Chinese-like entry sequence of walls and cooling water elements. The entry / library serves the formal activities of orientation and entertainment, while the kitchen / family room is the informal room for living. The rest of the house is private and secluded from formal and domestic activities.

CLIENT: Roger Thomas

DESIGN TEAM: Mark Mack, Tim Sakamoto, Ed Diamante

BUILDER: Merlin Contracting



- GA HOUSES 52, 1997

- GA HOUSES 55, 1998

- Architecture, August 1999

- A+U, 2001



FRONT FACADE

CANOPY

CANOPY

FRONT FACADE

FRONT ENTRY DOOR

FRONT ENTRY DOOR

POOL

POOL

POOL

CANOPY

FRONT ENTRY DOOR

FRONT FACADE

INTERIOR CORRIDOR

INTERIOR CORRIDOR

DETAIL

DETAIL

DETAIL

INTERIOR CORRIDOR

COURTYARD

COURTYARD

COURTYARD

POOL TERRACE

POOL TERRACE

POOL TERRACE

WATERCOLOR

WATERCOLOR

WATERCOLOR

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM

ENTRY APPROACH

ENTRY APPROACH

ENTRY APPROACH

WALKWAY

WALKWAY

WALKWAY

LIBRARY

LIBRARY

LIBRARY

CANOPY

CANOPY

CANOPY

INTERIOR CORRIDOR

INTERIOR CORRIDOR

INTERIOR CORRIDOR

FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLAN