Blank Studio Architecture

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Xeros Residence / Bill Timmerman Photography

Blank Studio Architecture is an architectural practice based in Phoenix, Arizona. The practice was founded in 2006 by Matthew Trzebiatowski, AIA.[1] The work of Blank Studio Architecture has been compared to the likes of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe[2] because of their use of material and volume. Their works focus on the sensual qualities found in architecture, such as interplay of natural and artificial illumination, and unconventional uses of material. Projects consistently display a phenomenological approach to design.

The studio has partnered with University of Arizona and The School of Architecture at Taliesin to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the study of architecture through practice. Students work on the studio's active architectural projects and gain exposure to all phases of the work through this collaboration.

Jacaranda Avenue AIA Winner / Forbes Massie


Yoga Deva / Bill Timmerman Photography

The firm's most recognizable project is the Xeros Residence, 2006.[3] It has had a strong presence in the architectural press. Most notably Dwell, Detail, GA, Corrugated Iron: Building on the Frontier and Phoenix 21st Century. In 2013 it was showcased on HGTV's Extreme Homes. The residence was awarded the distinction of Record House (2006) by Architectural Record,[4] has been awarded honors from the American Institute of Architects (2006),[5] and Project of the Year by Residential Architect Magazine (2008).[6]

Selected other works[edit]

  • Blue Clay Country Spa (Shortlist Finalist, 2017)[7]
  • Jacaranda Avenue (Competition, First Place, 2016)[8]
  • House of Writing (Invited Competition, 2013)[9]
  • "T" House (Construction Documents, 2013)
  • Tongzhou Wenyu River Project (Invited Competition, 2012)
  • Littles Road Residence (Under Construction)
  • Yoga Deva, 2009,[10]
  • Superior Social Condenser, 2008 [11]
Social Condenser / Bill Timmerman Photography


  1. ^ ArchDaily. "ArchDaily Selected". ArchDaily. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. ^ Stephens, Suzanne (April 2006). "Wrapping Xeros Residence in a Veil of Rusted Steel, Blank Studio Borrows Hues From the Desert Landscape". Architectural Record. 194 (4): 136–140.
  3. ^ Sardar, Zahid (2012). West Coast Modern. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. pp. 108–115. ISBN 978-1-4236-2439-4.
  4. ^ "The Xeros Residence Phoenix Modern Home". MGS Architecture. NBM Media. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ "AZarchitectureGuide" (PDF). American Institute of Architects. AIA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  6. ^ Drueding, Meghan (May 8, 2008). "Xeros Residence, Phoenix: Project of the Year". Residential Architect. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  7. ^ "International Architecture Competition Blue Clay Country Spa: Shortlisted Projects". BeeBreeders. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  8. ^ Budds, Diana. "This Urban Canopy Could Help Cool Super-Hot Cities". FastCompanyDesign. Mansueto Ventures, LLC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  9. ^ Thomson, Steven. "This Suspended Studio Solves Writer's Block". Architizer. Architizer. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  10. ^ Tang Art (November 1, 2013). Gym Design. Dalian, Liaoning Province, China: Dalian University of Technology Press. ISBN 978-7561176924.
  11. ^ Sandu Publishing (April 20, 2010). Transformer: Reuse, Renewal, and Renovation in Contemporary Architecture. Gingko Press. ISBN 978-1584233824.

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