The house has the dual and competing purposes of providing gallery quality interior spaces while at the same time taking advantage of the expansive views in the high desert landscape of Santa Fe. It is these contradictory requirements that define the house. The compressed entry under the caretaker quarters sets a pattern of contrasting low framed spaces with large vistas. Buildings are arranged to create courtyards for native vegetation and sculpture, as well as frame the distant views of mountains and valley. The art collection is the significant feature of the ‘interior landscape’ of the rooms. The main room provides for display of art on the side walls of a long high space and allows protected views to the east and west.The guest rooms and pool house are separate structures partially buried in the earth in order to maintain a low profile.The primary material of rusted corrugated metal blends into the landscape and contrasts with the clean white gallery spaces of the interior.