This is a hill-side house for a small family in Tucson, currently in schematic Design phase. Envisioned to be built from very thick Scoria (volcanic insulated concrete) walls that provide a thermal insulating mass to buffer from the extreme temperature swings of the desert. Deep shaded overhangs protect panoramic views of Tucson and surrounding mountains. The house is made of two bars, one private wing and one public wing. The intersection of these two concrete bars is where the main staircase is located. The public space of the house is centered around on a living kitchen concept in which all family life is centered upon.