Nov 10 2013

 

 

 

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Architizer.com has featured this stunning home on Laurel Way in Los Angeles Designed by Whipple Russell Associates the home stands out for its clean lines, perfect use of the views and blending into the hillside in an environmentally safe way

Architizer describes the project.

One aesthetic idea driving the creation of Laurel Way was that each room or space should be a jewel box, an individually conceived, precisely functional and dramatic sensory experience with its own depth of architecture. Central to the composition are many of Marc Whipple’s signature elements, one being the use of texture; smooth next to rough stone, rich wooden panels against glass, and glass reflecting water. The immediate experience upon entering the house is its inherent weightlessness – the sense that the walls appear to float as panels and you are always connected to the outdoors. This is achieved with adherence to precise symmetry of beams, support panels, tiles, and sightlines, and also that walls do not meet the ceilings - a half-inch gap is left that helps achieve the effect.

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