Tramonto is a contemporary single-family home that integrates the
natural beauty of the adjacent state park and ocean views. The
placement of the home overlooks the canyon, the surrounding Santa
Monica Mountains, and the California coastline. The diffusion of the
built form defines the approach for this 17,000-sqft, single-family
residence (14,500-sqft main house and 2,500-sqft accessory
building) into the surrounding landscape. The two-acre site embraces
the steep topography, contending with the context to inform the
building’s siting and orientation. The project is terraced into the
natural contours of the hillside, breaking up the overall building mass
while using its sub-grade structure to reinforce the hillside. The book
provides a look into the 17,000-sqft home and its indoor-outdoor
lifestyle. Emphasis on significant custom elements highlights the
detail-oriented approach that can be found throughout the entirety
of the home. From the initial conceptualization of the exterior form
to the construction process and key moments, this book presents
the visual story of the home’s integration into the Southern California
landscape. Tramonto embodies a truly contemporary Southern
California attitude, the essential principles of indoor/outdoor living
afforded by embracing the temperate region and the natural beauty
of the coastal landscape.

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    Russell Shubin and Robin Donaldson, edited by Julia van den Hout
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    ORO Editions
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Cite: "Tramonto" 07 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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