A marvel of engineering in which every inch, inside and out, including the furnishings, is hand-hewn from natural materials using soaring, twisting, curvilinear forms that are at once trippy and ambitious and — perhaps surprisingly — serene.
The idea was that the house would be settled in the landscape, like it was crouching on the rocks, maybe like an animal asleep.
An organic yet alien form that would make even Antoni Gaudí jealous.
There may not be another residence more attuned to the hardened landscape of the Coachella Valley than Kendrick Bangs Kellogg’s most outré experiment in organic architecture.
Kellogg’s High Desert House in Joshua Tree is an otherworldly architectural icon.