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PROJECTS: Building Design

VISTA HOUSE

Description :  

Ground up Construction

Project Type:

Building Design

Location:

Los Angeles

Status:

Active (2019)

Team: 

Design: Manori Sumanasinghe

Drawings & Renderings:

                Johan Wijesinghe

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To be in an environment that strengths the bonds we have with ourselves, with our loved ones, and allow us to deeply bond with nature is a gift that cannot be taken for granted. It is this philosophy that we used as a cornerstone we approached this project. A unique lot with views to 2 valleys from the front and the back of this narrow and elongated property, we wanted to situate a simple geometry that is carved  out to create spaces to connect and to ruminate. 

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

The shared spaces of both levels of this home opens to the exterior from 3 sides, allowing the residents to engage with the beautiful weather Southern California has to offer all year round. Each side opens to a different feel and environment. One the west, the home opens to the view of the City of Angeles at the distance. One the east, it opens to continuous valleys and mountains that eventually becomes the Angeleno national forest. On the south, we have created a micro climate with the use of a semi indoor outdoor environment that includes a green wall and a water feature, paying tribute to the occupant's tropical heritage. 

 

 

Formal dinning is moved outside to the covered patio in the back. A deck has been added to increase the shared common areas and bringing the inside out. Each of the private spaces in the upper floor has breathtaking views to either of the valleys.