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Sunglass House
(# 521)
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Inspired by the Ed Ruscha painting, “Malibu = Sliding Glass Doors,” this design overlooking the Pacific Ocean acts as a viewing or veiling device, or a hinge between seer and sea. The residence comprises a series of rough concrete walls that move from the landscape through the house, retaining the earth while supporting the cantilevered program volumes. The interior of the house is compressed between the retaining walls and the freestanding glass facade that slips past the edges of the volumes and reflects the landscape while retaining space. The cantilevered volumes are plugged into a shifting circulation spine, connecting the two floors and the children’s wing to the master suite. Voids and clerestories puncture the circulation space bringing natural light inside the house. The living space opens wide onto the terraces that step down into the landscape, following the glass planes towards the ocean.
View from Neighbor
Ground Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Entry
Living Room
Night Shot
Kitchen
Pool
Wine Storage
2nd Floor Hall
Operable Windows
View at dawn
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