Site size: 60,711 square feet Project size: 5,431 square feet Program: A family house is integrated into the mountain landscape to offer optimal privacy and tranquility. Location: The base of the Northstar California Resort near Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Solution: The house is conceived in plan as three elongated bars. The largest encompasses the living, dining and kitchen areas, as well as sleeping quarters. A narrow bar of space for services separates the main portion of the house from the third bar'a garage on the northwest side. An insulated concrete wall divides these spaces longitudinally and situates
Architect and developer Jonathan Segal's cast-in-place concrete house for his family in La Jolla, California, brings urbanity to the suburbs. In temperate La Jolla, California, a narrow building lot and a desire for a generous outdoor living area gave rise to the straightforward rectilinear motifs of the 5,300-square-foot Cresta House, a three-story coastal residence designed by San Diego architect Jonathan Segal for himself and his wife, Wendy. “The house wanted to be a pure form on this site,” Segal says. He conceived the cast-in-place concrete structure as an orthogonal volume, slicing and shaping rooms and functional spaces within and around
Site size: 151,584 square feet Project size: 2,720 square feet Program: A new residence connected to a concert space contained within a 1940s barn. Location: Three acres in a hilly and remote section of Beverly Hills, CA. Solution: The architects connected a new house to an existing barn that they repurposed for a recital space. The bedrooms on the second level offer views of the trees and woodland through expansive areas of glazing. Construction and materials: Since the renovated property is situated in a high-fire zone, the use of flame-resistant materials, such as Ipe inside and out, was important. The
Site size: 8,467 square feet Project size: 2,050 square feet Program: An affordable prototype of a modern spec house designed within the parameters of the Pierson Place Historic District. Location: A residential area in uptown Phoenix, close to public transportation. Solution: Architectural designers, The Ranch Mine, re-interpreted the original architectural approach of the neighborhood. Since the majority of the residences were built between the 1920s and 1950s, the designers had to adhere to traditional materials, such as stucco, and overall massing. In the single-story house, sliding doors open the living and dining areas to the outside, while bedrooms are grouped
Site size: 3,810 square feet Project size: 3,200 square feet Program: A dilapidated 18-century barn renovated for a modern residence. Location: A rural site in South Yorkshire, in northern England. Solution: The architects inserted a second floor into the two-story-high stone barn, yet managed to keep the original sense of the open plan. Two bedrooms on the upper floor are connected by a walkway with a glass balustrade that overlooks the living and dining areas. Construction and materials: The architects inserted a steel frame to support deteriorating walls, with a ring beam running around the perimeter of the kitchen area.