Los Altos House

Los Altos House

 

The 1.07 acre site, located in a low density residential area, slopes to the south-east along a lush green belt lined with large oak trees and dense grass. The concrete and steel are clear sealed and exposed. Detailing is minimalist, with very little trim; the spaces are voluminous and airy with an open plan, high ceilings and large windows. Exposed steel columns support the central clerestory structure.

The house was conceived as a gradual discovery and revealing of crenellated walls stepping up the hillside. The walls are protected by sections of sloped roof on a metal structure. The passage of time is suggested through the careful juxtaposition of elements that are physically connected to the ground to their temporary coverings floating above.

Key materials:
• concrete
• steel
• glass
• wood siding

 

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  CREDITS   DESIGN TEAM: Stephen MacCracken (Principal) Hutch Mouradian (Project Designer) Alan Kaufman (Project Architect) Nathan Seney  CONTRACTOR: Mark Buran General Contractor  CONSULTANTS: Jon Brody Consulting Engineers: Structural EnerSys Solutions LLC: Energy Calculations Triad/Holmes Associates: Civil Engineers Ed Cansino: Lighting Consultant CMG: Landscape Architects  PHOTOGRAPHY: Cesar Rubio  ---    CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS      PLANS & RENDERINGS

CREDITS

DESIGN TEAM:
Stephen MacCracken (Principal)
Hutch Mouradian (Project Designer)
Alan Kaufman (Project Architect)
Nathan Seney

CONTRACTOR:
Mark Buran General Contractor

CONSULTANTS:
Jon Brody Consulting Engineers: Structural
EnerSys Solutions LLC: Energy Calculations
Triad/Holmes Associates: Civil Engineers
Ed Cansino: Lighting Consultant
CMG: Landscape Architects

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Cesar Rubio

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CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

PLANS & RENDERINGS