Placed on top of historic Hollywood Hills, the ones which draw Los Angeles profile where part of Case Study Houses program was built. The project lays on the ground, adapting to its hard slope and conditions, carrying out a change of direction at house level in order to frame the horizon of the city till the ocean.
John’s view, who will live the home, was determinant for its design. A monolithic piece, hanging from topography and opened to the distant landscape was what he imagined for this place.
The access of the plot is at top of Haslam Terrace. Home volume is two floors under street level, respecting the allowed heights. In the access it is placed the garage and communications hub that leads to a medium level as a terrace over the landscape that contains the pool. That two levels, access and terrace, are materialized with a grey stone that mimics with surroundings and entangles the volume that contains the home built on white plaster.
The main floor turns to be able to observe city of Los Angeles, two profiles on “L” shape and arranged inverted configure the mechanism that solves the structure and allows that all stays from home seek the desired views, in this way the home has an only window ninety-five feet in length, that looks at the city as if it was a device for catching the landscape, maybe as if it was a rear window.
ARCHITECTURE: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
PROJECT TEAM: Fran Silvestre | Principal in Charge, Maria Masià | Project Architect, David Sastre | Project Architect, Álvaro Olivares | Project Architect, Sevak Asatrián | Collaborating Architect, Esther Sanchís | Collaborating Architect, Eduardo Sancho | Collaborating Architect, Vicente Picó | Collaborating Architect
Diego Civera | Collaborating Architect, Fran Ayala | Collaborating Architect, Ángel Fito | Collaborating Architect, Estefania Soriano | Collaborating Architect, Pablo Camarasa | Collaborating architect, Sandra Insa | Collaborating Architect, Santiago Dueña | Collaborating Architect, Ricardo Candela | Collaborating Architect
Rubén March | Collaborating Architect, José Manuel Arnao | Collaborating Architect
INTERIOR DESIGN: Alfaro Hofmann
PARTNER: Manuelian Architects