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Ehrlich Architects - 700 Palms Residence in Venice, California Print E-mail
Monday, 08 June 2009 07:46

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We continue the series dedicated to the 2009 AIA Housing Awards with this great looking house from Ehrlich Architects.

According to the architect, the objective for this eco-friendly residence in Venice, California was to design a high-performance home that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors; utilize raw, honest materials appropriate to the bohemian grittiness of the surrounding community; and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle.

700_Palms_Residence_05The house design takes full advantage of the local climate such that a net zero energy building is obtained.
700_Palms_Residence_10The AIA Housing Awards jury had the following comments on the house: "A funky color palette is carried through from the landscaping to the furnishing, including wall art and cushions, so that it reiterates a theme."
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700_Palms_Residence_11700_Palms_Residence_03700_Palms_Residence_04"(The architect) uses the colored blinds as a component that radically transforms the house in relation to solar conditions, along with varying privacy issues; it’s an entirely differently house when the blinds are up or down."

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Project credits and details:


Project: 700 Palms Residence
Architect: Ehrlich Architects
Owner: Steven Ehrlich and Nancy Griffin
Engineer: Parker Resnick - Structural
General Contractor: Mark Shramek Construction
Landscape Architect: Griffith and Zarraga and Stephan Hammerschmidt
Other Consultants: Helios International. Title 24





Material for this article courtesy of the AIA.


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written by Tricia, February 23, 2012
Interesting design flow and overall touch of tranquillity the construction gives away. Also, modern aesthetics is combined well with passive solutions used in the project. I will continue being sceptical about the ultra efficient houses of these days, but The Palms residence is for me personally one persuasive example of well accomplished green real estate. I would like to know how it feels being a resident of such house...

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