Five of the best houses in Arizona on Dezeen

We’re heading to Arizona for this week’s roundup of American houses from different states, where a rammed-earth retreat near the Mexican border and a white concrete house in the desert are among our top five (+ slideshow).

Desert Courtyard House by Wendell Burnette Architects

Rammed-earth walls built using desert soil are wrapped in a protective weathered steel shell at this courtyard house near Phoenix. Find out more about Desert Courtyard House »

Casa Caldera by DUST

Arizona studio DUST has created a desert home south of Tucson using volcanic residue to form rammed-earth walls. Find out more about Casa Caldera »

Desert Hideaway by David Frazee

The remains of a former miner’s residence in the Arizona desert provided the foundations for this tiny steel and concrete retreat. Find out more about Desert Hideaway »

Desert City House by Marwan Al-Sayed Architects

Marwan Al-Sayed Architects has created a monolithic house in Paradise Valley, Arizona using white concrete. Find out more about Desert City House »

Tucson Mountain Retreat by DUST

This holiday house with rammed earth walls by US architects DUST is nestled amongst the rocky outcrops and sprouting cacti of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Find out more about Tucson Mountain Retreat »

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