||A House in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, 1998
Context: A very typical southern
California Los Angeleno area with standard 150' x 150' lots
visually extremely uninteresting except for the natural features
such as the topology and landscape.
The house is conceived as three "pavilla" sequentially organized alternating
with patio areas and garden.
They attempt to establish a relationship to
the street, site and above all to the soft hills of the area that run
parallel to the axis of the house. The independence and formal expression
of these pavilia offers the opportunity to all the members of the family
to identify with their territory; they also generate both a sense of
privacy and community as found in an urban environment. Formally, the
is a further development of the residential tradition in Los Angeles,
in terms of its scale and relationship between the indoor and outdoor
spaces-additional references are made to other American house typologies
in terms of the spatial syntax of the volumes (sequential linear order).
Materials: Precast concrete blocks,
concrete and wood are the major materials of the house evoking the memory
of the southern California residential history. The roofs are of glue
laminated beams covered in aluminum sheathing.
: Chiuman Wong
Photography: Chiuman Wong
: first and second floor plan; Model: View from the west; Sketches