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Friday, July 11, 2014

San Lorenzo Residence by Mike Jacobs Architecture

Mike Jacobs Architecture designed the San Lorenzo Residence in Los Angeles, California.

Project description

Located at the end of a canyon road, the San Lorenzo
House responds to and engages its surrounding landscapes: an interior
private garden to the south and the manicured fairways of a golf course
to the north.

Following a careful zoning study, two interlocking “L-shaped”
gestures emerged to formally and programmatically organize the house: an
open and transparent enclosure, a veranda, (steel/glass) that
incorporates the communal living spaces of garden, pool, living rooms
and theater; and an opaque enclosure (stucco/cedar) that holds the basic
form of the house and incorporates the private bedrooms and service

The large open living space is central to the organization and
performance of the house; the space of exchange. Pocket sliding doors
open the south wall to the garden and north facing windows unfold to
view the fairways create direct connections to the exterior. These large
openings passively cool the house and draw fresh air deep into the
residual spaces to naturally ventilate the home.

Social exchange is expressed in section. An elongated formal stair
links the terraced living spaces to the exterior and connects to the
theater below. A pair of secondary flanking stairs provide access from
the residual private rooms and service areas. These multiple
points-of-entry produce a constant interchange between the family unit.

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