Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
With minimal clean lines, sharp edges, and an emphasis on natural light, Daniel Joseph Chenin’s M20 Residence is a true architectural marvel that blends functionality with a minimalist aesthetic.
The design for this private residence seeks to create sculptural and experiential spaces without compromising orthogonal efficiency.
Experimenting with a dissection of mass coupled with the pushing and pulling of forms, the resulting exterior is angular and bold, with sharp edges and clean lines.
The long and low-slung roofline mimics the horizontality of the surrounding desert plateaus.
The chamfered wall detailing surrounding the glazed openings provides protected access to views, light, and airflow.
The home is a collection of spaces programmatically organized around a courtyard with wall-to-wall glass, which enhances the presence of natural light throughout, eliminating the need for artiﬁcial lighting during daylight hours.
Every room is carefully calibrated to maximize usable space, with hidden storage solutions and clever built-ins to achieve a minimalist aesthetic without sacrificing functionality and comfort.
The architectural and interior material palette is curated and restrained.
The stone façade is compatible with the surrounding desert and is punctuated by corten steel inspired by the rust tones of the adjacent Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Polished concrete flooring, natural wood, and tactile textured surfaces create a calming interior that allows the eclectic furnishings and artwork to take center stage.
Project: M20 Residence
Architects: Daniel Joseph Chenin Ltd.
Lead Architect: Daniel Joseph Chenin
Design Team: Esther Chung, Eric Weeks, and Alberto Sanchez
Photographers: Daniel Joseph Chenin