Sits between a canyon road and a hillside in the Santa Monica Mountains, Mandeville Canyon is a modern house designed by Marmol Radziner Architecture. The connection between this house and its site is strengthened while a relatively solid facade of brick and metal panels can give a cinematic progression of spaces.
Locates in Los Angeles, California, this house uses the property’s footprint to create a strong connection between the house and its tree-filled site. This kind of site makes the house has good air quality which is fresh and cool. This house also follows the land’s gradual slope so it floats three feet over the canyon floor at its eastern end.
The facade of this house is solid, made from brick and metal panels. These materials can give way to the cinematic progression of spaces with some different degrees of light and darkness. The use of wood materials both inside and outside the house also can create a warm atmosphere and natural look.
In the kitchen, the glazed walls dominate this room so the awesome views of the tree can be seen easily from inside the house. The same glazed walls also can be found in the bedroom. The house interiors in this project is a combination of modern and natural style where nature meets a modern design of a house.
Mandeville Canyon Gallery
Photography: Marmol Radziner Architecture