This design is driven by the owner’s passion for making. A significant sculpture studio, workshop and working vegetable garden, ground the design of this villa. Situated in a shady canyon, one mile from the beach, the project site and the client’s desire to preserve key aspects of the wooded landscape have had a considerable influence on the building design.
Working with several natural site constraints, the building is fundamentally organized around two planes: the horizontal plinth of the garden patio that extends the private garden into the ground floor living spaces; and the vertical datum spine that connects and organizes the various parts of the building program.
Honor Award, Southern California Development Forum, 2012
Merit Award for Excellence in Design, American Institute of Architects - California Council, 2011
Award of Excellence for 'exceptional contribution' in Single Family Housing Category, Los Angeles Business Council, 2011
Gold Nugget Grand Award, Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2011
Santa Monica, CA
Virgil Aoanon, VCA Engineers – Civil Engineer
Samir Ekmekji, Reiss Brown Ekmekji – Structural Engineer
Alan Locke, IBE Consulting Engineers – MEP Engineer
Dan Andrews, Horizon General Contractors – General Contractor