suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
keyla HERNANDEZ & jason ORBE-SMITH: This project is a single family home located in Los Angeles California. The house and landscape are generated through a study of linework and different formal curve languages.
The ground is first interpreted as a grid and then deformed through a series of disruptions in this linear system in order to create topography and rhythm in a previously flat site.
The landscaping becomes an artificialized nature that maintains its own characteristics while also relating to the geometry of the house.
The house is created though the overlapping of linework and curves and is layered with transparency and openings.
As the density of linework varies between enclosure and aperture the house offers both privacy and filtered views to the exterior landscape.
sP: What or who influenced this project?:
kH & jO-S: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Enric Miralles, Oscar Neimeyer, Ivan Bernal, Wisarut Wattanochote
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?:
kH & jO-S: N/A.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?:
kH & jO-S: Xefirotarch, Morphosis, Greg Lynn, Rojkind Arquitectos
Additional credits and links:
This project was completed in Hernan Diaz Alonso’s Spring 2012 XLAB studio at SCI-Arc.