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Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere

  • 13:00 - 25 September, 2016
Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere
Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere, © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions + 21

  • Project Team

    Hraztan Zeitlian (Design Principal), Robert Villagomez, Hugo Calderon, Frank Taylor
  • Structural Engineer

    David Reith and Associates, Inc.
  • Title 24 Compliance

    Solargy, Inc.
  • Landscape Consultant

    Little Tomato Landscapes
  • Surveyor

    Becker & Miyamoto, Inc.
  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Grover Hollingsworth and Associates
  • General Contractor

    Dana Benson Construction
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

Text description provided by the architects. This is a small house designed for outdoor living, with Living Spaces that engage the Garden, blurring the boundary between Exterior and Interior, and engaging the ground surrounding it and opening to the sky.

© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

This House affirms the vibrancy of the design strategies of the modern houses of Los Angeles. What is new is that now we can build in a truly sustainable way, with cool roofs, dual glazed low iron crystal clear glazing expanses, new structural steel codes and advances in engineering that allow for even thinner overhanging roofs, thick slumped stone walls can be replaced with patterned walls with more efficient insulation and usable cavities.

© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

Reenergizing and renewing the Modern Living Promise, the new House opens the interiors to the outdoors and the views: it’s an Open House, engaged with its garden, exterior spaces and the interiors merge in an attempt to bring us together again with our natural surroundings.

© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

The Contemporary design echoes mid-20th Century horizontal lines (the famous ‘planes of Id’) that refer to the endless Los Angeles Horizon (only if interrupted by the vertical plane where the SmartTV screen is embedded). Thus this small house makes attempts to critically engage the urbanity of the the city it belongs to.

© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

The House is a composition of horizontal volumes and a void interpreted as a garden anchored by a tree. The House is Split into two volumes perpendicular to each other, with a small court in between. A Specimen Tree is the centerpiece of this court, growing through the roof joining the two volumes of the house, growing through a rectangular Oculus, and soaring towards the sky.

Diagram
Diagram

The volumetric composition of the House is brought together by the continuous Roof/canopy (=Horizon). Thus the House defines Los Angeles as a city made of volumetric fragments and voids coalesced by the endless horizon. This House reflects the urban condition of Los Angeles: an endless Horizon that paradoxically brings together the divergent geometries of Los Angeles’ urban sprawl.

© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

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Cite: "Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere" 25 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795861/hollywood-hills-residence-struere/> ISSN 0719-8884
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