Skyline Residence + Outdoor home theater | Belzberg Architects

• October 12, 2008

skyline residence Skyline Residence + Outdoor home theater | Belzberg Architects

Project: Skyline Residence
Design Architect: Belzberg Architects
Location: Los Angeles, Ca 90046
Size: 5,800 ft2
Year: 2007

Watching movie in the sky? Yes, this is ultimate Outdoor home theater, which is designed by Belzberg Architects. A environmental friendly sensitive Skyline Residence in the Hollywood Hills under a limited budget with the use of local manufactured materials and sustainable techniques.

The project consists of a main house combined with a guest house. Both buildings are enclosed by a single folded surface with infill glazing and screened walls. Each room has at least one fully glazed wall. The fold itself represents the only solid exterior surfaces defining the form of the building. The guest house is separate from the main house. The Southern face of the guest house is used for movie projections.

+ the architect’s statement

Perched atop a ridgeline in the Hollywood Hills, the presence of the Skyline Residence represents an honest approach to creating an environmentally sensitive building without sacrificing beauty nor budget. The pre-existing site presented a challenge in terms of constructability, the client presented the challenge of limited allowable expenses.

Beyond incorporating various sustainable strategies out of pure concern for the environment, the budgetary limitations imposed on material choice forced the architect to implement strategies for using resources in close proximity to the site.Therefore, the general concept adopted for this project stems from “Carbon Neutral Economics,” or the purchasing of goods which are manufactured locally to save carbon transportation emissions. In a low budget architecture project where high-tech systems such as photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and recycled products are out of economical reach, the Skyline Residence reverted back to purchasing locally, minimized grading and capitalizing on natural characteristics of the site.

+ Project credits

Client(s): Skyline, LLC
Design Architect: Belzberg Architects
Principal: Hagy Belzberg
Design Team: Erik Sollom, Manish Desai
Construction Manager: Bill Bowen
Project Team: Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Carina Bien-WIllner, Dan Rentsch, David Cheung, Eric Stimmel, Erin McCook, Ryan Thomas
Structural Engineer: Dan Echeto
Landscape Architects: Nicholas Budd Dutton Architects
General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
Furniture: Elizabeth Paige Smith
Special Fabrication: Spectrum Oak
Photography: Benny Chan of Fotoworks


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Category: Architecture, House, Interior, Residential, Selected

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