Designing homes in the Desert Southwest has its own special set of challenges. In many cases architects and designers either misunderstand these challenges or simply overlook them. Early man understood his relationship with the environment much better than we do today and that is reflected in his dwellings. Early architecture utilized the elements at hand and became an extension of the land on which it was built.
Form follows function…that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.- Frank Lloyd Wright
Today, we rely too heavily on technology to deal with the challenges of our environment. Technology should only serve to reinforce what can be accomplished through good, smart design.
CFdesign works with the belief that the land dictates the design, first and foremost. It is our job to interpret the client’s needs and desires and communicate the will of the client onto the site in the form of a beautiful living space destined for its own unique patch of Earth.