Ehrlich Architects - 700 Palms Residence in Venice, California
Monday, 08 June 2009 07:46
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.
The house design takes full advantage of the local climate such that a net zero energy building is obtained.
The 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."
"(The architect) uses the colored blinds as a component that radically transforms the house in relation to solar conditions, along with varying privacy issues; itâ€™s an entirely differently house when the blinds are up or down."
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.
Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 14:31