11,000 sf all concrete home in Bel Air
The project proposes a new 3,750 sq ft three-story type I non-combustible, thirty-foot high Single Family Dwelling with a 370 sq ft two-car tandem covered carport and two additional off street tandem parking spaces (4 off-street total) on a 15,402 sq ft lot. The project is subject to Baseline Hillside Ordinance.
The project is designed as a pre-fab house made from shipping containers clad in two types of panels, steel and fiber reinforced cement. The design strategy was to first lay out the modules in such a way that the foundation would meet required slope setbacks to avoid deepened foundations, such as piles, making the project less intensive. A 1-½:1 trim, up-slope from the private street, addresses the grading department's requirements for a conforming slope and landform grading. The trim causes one 4” oak tree clinging to a sandstone outcropping to be removed to bring the slope in compliance.The structure is arranged to fit within the existing trees. All the footings meet a h/3 setback creating a small first floor cantilever allowing a larger planted area to extend under the structure.
The first level utilizes a dark brown panel to make a relationship with the earthy colors of the site and dark gray panels for a second floor master bedroom volume which cantilevers out from the the level below to create a broken up volume to articulate the building mass and create shadows below.
The landscape design strategy seeks to concentrate natural chaparral surrounding the structure to integrate with the greater neighborhood hillside context and create a feeling of a light footprint. New oak trees are added on the west side to mitigate one removed tree and balance out the number of existing trees on the east side, screen and provide shade the west facade.
A 50 building 200 unit apartment complex on a mile long, 100 foot wide, strip of land. The architectural proposal consists of 6 concrete prefab modules per building that are shipped, craned into position, and bolted together to reduce the impact of the neighbors with shorter construction time.
Concept for a 15 story Hotel with the pool deck on the 14th floor beneath two 6,000 sf residential penthouses.