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Chu+Gooding Architects

Los Angeles, CA

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Rustic Canyon House

The 5,600-sf Rustic Canyon house for a three-generation family was designed as a dual courtyard plan to retain the old growth scenario of California Sycamores and Live Oaks within a tranquil canyon. Private realms for the six individuals and variously scaled communal spaces accommodate the social complexities of tri-generational domestic arrangements.

The sectional design of the house facilitated easy connection between the dwelling and the site. The project offered explorations of the quintessential indoor-outdoor living model. Five different living levels were created with varying spatial characteristics all with direct access to the outdoors:

Synthesis of the simple volumes of the program created the massing strategy. This was then knitted together with a hierarchical order of overhanging planes creating spatial richness. A studied material and color palette for both the exterior and interior realms extended the sensorial experience of its canyon context.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US
Firm Role: Executive Architect
Additional Credits: Principal in Charge: Annie Chu
Project Architect: Michael Matteucci
Project Team: Ivan Ivanov, Jessie Kelly, Alex Solbes

General Contractor: Andrew Jagoda / AJ Engineering
Landscape Designer: Sally Paul
Structural Engineer: Joseph Perazzelli
Mechanical Engineer: Martin Espinosa
Civil Engineer: CM Peck Engineering

 
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