The Project Scope
Located in Los Angeles, CA, the Caivano residence is a two-story single family residence sitting on a long sloped property facing the Hollywood Hills. Parametric wooden structure wraps up back and forth of the two-story elongated mass, maximizing the dramatic view down the hill as well as the view up to the private forest in the backyard. The structure emphasizes gathering points among family members creating double height spaces and functioning as overhangs to the space below. Parts of the wooden structure blend into the interior space and become utilized as partitions, rain shower rails, beam structures on the ceiling or built-in furniture. Such structural elements provide different levels of communality and privacy to be experienced within the open plan. Taking advantage of prefabricated construction method, the environmentally optimized building shell is designed for various levels of light penetration and ventilation to happen in each room of the house. The house adapts passive and active energy concepts to become an environmentally friendly residence.
We’re also aiming for a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is the highest rating achievable. From LED lights with motion sensors to high quality insulation, duct testing and energy star appliances. And that’s not all. Every single aspect of the house will be inspected and verified to be the absolute maximum in efficiency and sustainability. Stay tuned for live, HD video streaming of the project as it happens!
This house is a product. All the furniture and hardware has been custom designed.
Furniture designed and produced by POD
Interior hardware designed and produced by POD
All the materials are reclaimed, up-cycled, recycled or sustainable.
designed in USA
The Project Data
Size 3,000 sq. ft.
Status to be completed winter 2013
Team coming soon!
Principal Brooks Atwood
Project Leader Marguerite Lefevre, SeoYeon Jin
Project Team Mina Liba, Nichole Dragan, Nicholas Domanski, Vicky Tran, Stephanie Leib, Sara Jane Rin, Avrami Rakovsky