Sycamore House / Kovac Architects

© Lisa Romerein

Architects: Kovac Architects
Location: Pacific Palisades, California,
Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Co.
Year: 2010
Video: Frazer Pogue Collective
Photographs: Lisa Romerein

Pacific Palisades Residence / Warren Techentin Architecture

© Eric Staudenmaier

Architect: Warren Techentin Architecture
Location: , California,
Landscape Architect: David Fletcher
Interior Design: Tim Clarke
Photographs: Eric Staudenmaier

Twin Houses / Predock Frane Architects

© Jason Predock

This project is located in the Pacific Palisades, a hilly region between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains within an existing 1950′s housing development. The project consists of twin houses sited adjacent to each other on a steep slope above a seasonal watershed. In this project Predock Frane Architects were interested in exploring the intersection of two classic building typologies; the courtyard house and the hillside house. This intersection was then further complicated by the overlay of two height envelope parameters that very explicitly controlled the volumetric limits of the structures.The building program was ambitious relative to total city allowances, so Predock Frane Architects started by intersecting the two envelopes, and then pierced this volume with two courtyards, altering the hillside typology into a hillside/courtyard hybrid.

Architect: Predock Frane Architects
Location: Pacific Palisades, California
Project Area: 9,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Jason Predock