Location : Grover, Utah
Living Space : 1,430 Square Feet
Completion : 2011
General Contractor : Fordham Construction
The desert is incredibly dynamic, ever changing season to season, day to day, hour to hour. That's what makes it so compelling and spiritual. Living in the desert should be equally dynamic.
Emanating from a high-desert hillside amidst rugged volcanic rock and twisted juniper trees the Buddhist Retreat rises up and out toward a spectacular view Capitol Reef National Park. This dwelling in Grover, Utah was designed to be a second home and desert sanctuary for Tibetan Buddhist practice. Its intent is to intertwine everyday activities with singular moments that are typically reserved for spiritual rituals, thus heightening and sanctifying the act of living.
The architecture elevates life's everyday routines making them more life and less routine.