A new residence and artist studio nestled into a hilly half acre of native wilderness, this project is a linear composition of three elements.
LOS ANGELES CA
BRAVE NEW HOUSES
A north-facing saw-tooth roof identifies the studio.
A carved-out corner of a downward-arching roof marks the beginning of the sequence into the living quarters.
A carport roof bridges between the above two elements and preserves the view from the street through to the canyon below.
On the lower level, the living, kitchen and dining areas are tucked under the arching roof and the carport.
Against a board formed concrete retaining wall, the hallway narrows and widens, activated by the alternating bedrooms and baths which slide free under the rectilinear mass of the studio above.
This project is a study in tactility and in dynamic movement against an armature of modular components.