Redondo Beach, CA
The 3,500 sq. ft. home is located in Redondo Beach, one block from the Pacific Ocean. The simple massing is accentuated by articulated openings, situated and designed to frame views of the ocean and the surrounding mountains. The geometry used to create the system of apertures continues throughout the interior. Pattern and openings differentiate interior surfaces that define zones of circulation and the major living spaces. The spaces are layered with the use of pattern and light to create an experiential architecture.
The home consists of three stories and is designed with an open floor plan. The living spaces open to several private outdoor terraces including a roof top garden that takes advantage of the surrounding views. The home is environmentally sound. Sustainable strategies include photovoltaics for power and a solar hydronic system for the heating of water. The latest in green technologies, materials and building systems are used throughout. The distinct form of the building optimizes airflow, natural light and sun protection. The landscape is in keeping with the native coastal vegetation.