With a dark and dramatic structure, this house located near Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles, California, USA, is a triumph in modern design. The owner of the house wanted a home that could be hidden within a shadow due to the immense heat from the sun and the blazing brightness that comes with living in a desert scene. The black exterior helps to absorb heat and stops reflections from penetrating the eyes. This looks very dramatic in effect against the beige and dusky coloured surroundings. Inside, the interior is simple, yet effective with large full scale windows giving the living area a impressive view of the surrounding habitat. Mixed with dark furniture, the décor has injections of bright colours that really help to give the space character and vibrancy, a stark contrast from the dusty coloured environment. Project of Oller & Pejic Architecture.