Brooks + Scarpa indulge in designed the Yin-Yang Home in Venice Shoreline, California.
From the architects
The Yin-Yang Home is a single-family home in a level-headed Venice, CA neighborhood. The create purpose modified into to construct a purpose for a colossal and rising family with loads of young of us, which would construct a soundless, relaxed and organized surroundings that emphasizes public family purpose. The home is furthermore meant to wait on as a state to entertain and a welcoming purpose for young of us as they survey social purpose with mates.
The home is organized around a series of courtyards and varied exterior areas that integrate with the internal of the home. Facing the road the home appears to be like to be reliable. On the other hand, on the help of the steel entry door is a courtyard, which finds the indoor-exterior nature of the home on the help of the reliable exterior. From the entry courtyard, your full purpose to the rear garden wall is also seen; the first clue of the home’s spatial connection between internal and exterior. These areas are designed for leisure, and the 50 foot sliding glass door to the lounge enhances the harmonic relationship of the principle room, allowing the owners to host many guests without the feeling of being overburdened.
The tensions of the home’s exterior are subtly underscored by a 12-inch steel band that hews shut to, however typically rises above or falls below the flooring line of the 2d flooring – a reliable loop involving internal and exterior relish a pen that is by no methodology lifted from the web page, however reinforces the intent to spatially weave together as a single purpose the indoors with the exterior purpose.
Scale manipulation furthermore performs a proper purpose in the create of the structure. From the help, the home appears to be like to be a single-story volume. The colossal grasp mattress room window and the exterior steps are scaled to help this illusion. It is most efficient when the steps are interesting with these that one realizes the instant-witted scale of the home is two tales.
The kitchen is the coronary heart of the home, with an originate working purpose that allows the proprietor, an performed chef, to talk with mates whereas cooking. Bedrooms are intentionally designed to be very little and simple, to provide greater public areas, emphasizing the family over individual domains. The breakfast room looks across an exterior courtyard to the guest room/children playroom, organising a visible connection whereas defining the separation of makes exercise of. The young of us can play exterior whereas under grownup supervision from the dining purpose or the state of labor, or construct homework in the state of labor whereas adults take dangle of the adjoining exterior or indoor purpose.
A variety of the provides extinct, including the bamboo interior, composite stone and tile counter tops and loo finishes are recycled, and make stronger the environmental DNA of the home, which furthermore has a inexperienced roof. Blown-in cellulose insulation, gorgeous heating and a range of assorted sustainable aspects aids in the performance of the building’s heating and cooling.
The energetic programs in the home consist of a 12 KW photograph voltaic photovoltaic panel plan, the largest such residential plan on the market. The photograph voltaic panels furthermore provide coloration from the sun, combating the home from becoming overheated. The owners indulge in been in the home for over 9 months and indulge in but to receive an have an effect on invoice.
Architect: Brooks + Scarpa
Photograph: John Linden