Folded white boxes house living and sleeping spaces on this large flag lot, while burnt wood (sugi) clad bars enclose bathrooms and storage.
Modest materials - concrete floors, painted pegboard, and cut-out openings rather than glass - serve to frame views and support flexible living on a tight budget.
Living and sleeping spaces spill to the outside, with secondary indoor circulation providing a short-cut during wet weather.
Cooling is achieved by a combination of passive strategies and fan-assisted earth tubes. An off-the-grid guest house allowed the family to live on-site during construction.
South Pasadena, California
3,700 SF Home, 650 SF Guest House, 25,900 SF Lot
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2014 AIA National Housing Award
2013 Australian Institute Of Architecture International Award Finalist
2013 World Architecture Festival Shortlist
2012 AIA Los Angeles Citation