Architect: Rick Joy

Rick Joy has been producing stunning buildings from his office in Arizona for close to two decades now. Much of his work exists in the desert, which he considers a "…dreamlike fantasy of a landscape…", I agree, and his projects work to compliment it. His architecture has a remarkably strong presence, it is linked so closely with the landscape that it seems almost as if the land or earth has put forth the buildings itself. He is able to invoke powerful sensory experiences and harnesses the strength of craftsmanship and powerful material use throughout his projects. Enjoy the eye candy!

Rick Joy Studio & Residence


Desert Nomad House
Outside of Tuscon Arizona



Desert Nomad House


Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House

Desert Nomad House



Avra Verde
Saguaro National Park West
The project actually consists of 7 desert pavilions on 40 acres
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Amangiri Resort
Canyon Point, Utah



Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort


Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort

Amangiri Resort


He also has a book out called "Rick Joy: Desert Works" I haven't read it myself, but a quick look on amazon and I'm sold, it is definitely on my 'must get' list now.