MUK

Hillside Residence Los Angeles / United States / 2016

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The private resindence in the Hollywood Hills off of the scenic Mulholland Drive positions itself on the steep undulated hillside, engaging the topography as a form-generator and programming device. While the building purposefully remains in contrast to its surrounding as an artificial landform, the spatial organization follows clearly a downhill orientation, therefore maximizing individual views and allowing the building-form to envelop a cantilevering deck with pool and thus ensures privacy.


The 4800 SF Residence utilizes the strict regulations and ordinances of the Scenic Mulholland Parkway creatively so that height and setback regulations are treated as formal agents rather than restrictions. Following several iterations through the use of parametric programming software the final mass is treated as East to West oriented two story, longitudinal building and a central great room incorporating elements of the kitchen in its vertical circulation. 


The residence itself allows ambiguous readings through a fluid interpretation of its main elements: walls can be read as roofs and vice versa. Each element is part furniture and part architecture. Therefore, the building stays primarily true to its massing while refining its shape through an inherent logic that is part functional and part aesthetical.

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    The private resindence in the Hollywood Hills off of the scenic Mulholland Drive positions itself on the steep undulated hillside, engaging the topography as a form-generator and programming device. While the building purposefully remains in contrast to its surrounding as an artificial landform, the spatial organization follows clearly a downhill orientation, therefore maximizing individual views and allowing the building-form to envelop a cantilevering deck with pool and...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work started in 2006
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Contractor Domaen
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design
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