Kendrick Bangs Kellogg (American, b. 1934)

Joshua Tree House, Joshua Tree, California, 1988-1993

The house looks like the skeleton of a desert animal strewn among the enormous rocks. The curved concrete walls absorb the desert heat and release it when the temperature drops at night. The living spaces weave in and around the naturally-occurring boulders, and windows are positioned to optimize views of the moon and stars.

Currently for sale: http://www.mydesert.com/article/20140129/BUSINESS04/301290008/Beverly-Doolittle-Joshua-Tree-home-goes-on-sale-for-3-million?nclick_check=1

Photos by Lance Gerber / Nuvue Interactive