Ehrlich Architects - 700 Palms Residence in Venice, California Print
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.

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."
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."

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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