Mandeville Canyon Residence by Griffin Enright ArchitectsDecember 12th, 2012 - Posted in Architecture
The Mandeville Canyon Residence, a contemporary house with fresh panoramic view in Los Angeles, California. This house completed by Griffin Enright Architects. The covered porch is a result of the shifting geometry between the ground floor and second level plans that creates an open corner for the house. The porch and living room level is subtly lifted from the ground plane, creating a layer of terracing that extends the topographic shifts of the landscape into the house. This upper level, distinctly horizontal, creates another layer that extends the lifting landscape below.
Description from Griffin Enright Architects
“This project is sited on a knoll at the corner of a scenic canyon, with panoramic views of the city. The house is developed as of a series of horizontal volumes which merge with the terrain of the landscape at the rear, while from the front yard its presence is distinctly more urban, vertical, and formal. This dichotomy is emphasized by the articulation of two vertical walls that are folded into roof surfaces to create a backdrop anchored to the horizontal terrain. These two shell-like elements shift away from one another in plan to create a volumetric fissure where entry occurs into a vertical hall. Upon entry to the hall, a threshold redirects attention to the panoramic view through the loft-like living space beyond. Telescoping doors allow the entire house to become a porch like living room.”
More information please visit Griffin Enright Architects website.