Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Los Angeles Modern Home | Wolfe House | Los Angeles | EYRC

This 3,400 sf residence for an African art dealer/collector and his family is a rusting Cor-ten steel barn on a 50 ft x 145 ft urban infill lot. The sustainable house showcases the clients' ever-changing collection of African art and furniture, and takes full advantage of Southern California's benign climate.

The pitched-roof Cor-ten steel exterior evokes African vernacular buildings.

Oversized sliding glass doors open the steel structure on two sides (sliding into wall pockets), transforming the house into an airy pavilion. Sustainable landscaping is achieved with extensive zero-scape, native plants and bark and sand ground cover.

The doors and operable windows promote cross-ventilation and poured in place exposed concrete floors provide thermal mass.....more

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