• Prize
    Winner in House Interior Design
  • Company/Firm
    Arshia Architects
  • Designer
    Arshia Mahmoodi
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Xinlei Li / Yuheng Huang / Fang Cui / Ruby Wu / Zhishan Liu
  • Other Credit
    General Contractor: Domaen Build Inc
  • Photo Credit
    Paul Vu / Renee Parkhurst / Yuheng Huang
  • Location
    1254 Roberto Ln, Bel Air, CA 90077
  • Project Date
  • Client
    Mike Parsee
  • Project Link
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Perched on a hilltop in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles basin, the project gently lands a dynamic building on top of a buried podium that replicates the natural topography that was once there before the area was subdivided for development.
The design utilizes a split-level configuration that follows the topographic context of the site, where half-story floor plates fluidly connect all the functions of the house in vehement transparency. New adjacencies both visual and functional are formed, by means of oblique circulation over a central void allowing twice the utility of a traditionally dissected assemblage.
The design vocabulary was informed by streamline automotive aesthetics, proposing every technology in the house to have exponent performance discreetly, allowing the architectural space to deliver a sensory performance.