Sunday, July 12, 2009

Diamondhouse, Santa Monica, California, USA 2008 | XTEN Architecture

Architect: XTEN Architecture
Principals: Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly, AIA
Client: Aisha Ayers
Project Name: Diamondhouse
Project Completion Date: 2008
Project Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Rendering Credits: XTEN Architecture

The Diamondhouse is a studio and office addition to an existing house located deep in a canyon, against a severely sloping hillside, with minimal access and little space upon which to build. Direct sunlight reaches the site for only a few hours a day. The soils condition is challenging, requiring 30-foot caissons to underpin new walls and foundations. There is a web of regulations governing the height, width, depth and specific relationship to the retaining walls needed to build the project.
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