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  7. Montee Karp Residence / Patrick Tighe Architecture

Montee Karp Residence / Patrick Tighe Architecture

  • 12:00 - 24 March, 2015
Montee Karp Residence / Patrick Tighe Architecture
Montee Karp Residence  / Patrick Tighe Architecture, © Art Gray Photography
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  • Project Team

    Evelina Sausina, Chia-Min Wang, William Hu, Antonio Follo, Michael Ho, Kervin Lau, Ted Digiro¬lamo, Haleh Olfati, Hazel Aquino, Gelareh Arbab
  • Structural Engineer

    A Chan And Company
  • Metalwork

  • Woodwork

  • CNC Workshop

  • Upholstery Workshop

    Sergio’s Custom Upholstery
  • Flooring Contractor

    Hermosa Terrazzo
  • General Contractors

    Borrego & Co.; Tso Construction
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Text description provided by the architects. The 2200 sq. ft. residence is located on a severe hillside site in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The project is an extensive remodel of an existing post-and-beam home in need of a structural, programmatic and environmental upgrade. The residence is re-envisioned for the 21st century.

© Art Gray Photography
© Art Gray Photography

The existing roof geometry is accentuated creating a language of faceted surfaces. The articulated volume of the building’s front facade extends indoors to define the interior spaces, resulting in a dematerialization of the roof, wall and floor planes. A forced perspective is created, framing the extraordinary views out to the Santa Monica Bay.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The minimal, gallery-like living space is designed to accommodate the client’s extensive collection of contemporary art. Display niches, lighting and the configuration of the spaces are designed to enhance the experience of viewing the art.

© Art Gray Photography
© Art Gray Photography

The stair is designed with cantilevering steel treads, each with a custom laser-cut pattern. Light from the skylight above filters through the perforated stair to project an ever-changing texture of shadow and light on the walls and floor.

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

A grand entry door made of a stainless steel tube frame marks the threshold into the relatively small house. The 10’ high door makes use of a hydraulic pivot and a concealed magnetic locking device.

© Art Gray Photography
© Art Gray Photography

Sustainable features include a 5kW photovoltaic system.  The solar power is linked to a charging station in the garage for the client’s electric vehicle. Terrazzo flooring contains hydronic radiant heating. Energy efficient building systems and a sustainable material palette are used throughout. 

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© Art Gray Photography

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