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The site is spectacular, a steep north-facing hillside with unobstructed views of the mountains beyond and a 180-degree panorama from the Hollywood sign in the east to the Burbank airport in the west. Building on this site, long considered unbuildable, presented two challenges: first, to minimize the impact of the house on the landscape and second,...
Project name
California House
Architecture firm
GLUCK+
Location
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Photography
Timothy Hursley, Here and Now Agency – Paul Vu, Brandon Shigeta, GLUCK+
The house on the cusp of a fold in the Hollywood Hills identifies the differential complexity of the steep hillside as its functional and formal generator. The stark, rigid appearance enters a dialogue with the landscape, defining itself as a real object through the process of alienating its context.
Project name
MU77
Architecture firm
Arshia Architects, Ltd
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Photography
Paul Vu