Snapshot: Site Exploration

Landscape, Site
Jensen Architects

When our work takes us to unfamiliar terrain, time spent experiencing the site is often where our design really begins. For this new project in California’s high desert, our research uncovered important details about the landscape’s ecological and geological history. But camping on the site – exploring its rocky formations, observing its light, scents, and sounds, and sleeping under the stars – is what fully illuminated the project’s relationship to its natural setting.