Located on a long peninsula extending south into Hood Canal, this modern vacation house for a Seattle family draws inspiration from its site and the owner’s Danish roots. Using the clean, economical forms and materials of the classic Danish sommerhus as a starting point
Fleetwood Fernandez Architects
Fleetwood Fernandez Architects is a creative architecture and design firm located in Los Angeles, California. The studio was founded by partners Hunter Fleetwood and Mariapaz Fernandez-Trillo, as a collaborative practice that specializes in residential architecture, art spaces, retail, and commercial interiors. Fleetwood/Fernandez delivers transformative, contemporary projects of lasting quality. In its relentless pursuit of simplicity, the studio’s investigative process is informed by respect for site and subject, program and the rituals of use. The firm’s award-winning portfolio includes completed projects throughout the United States, as well as Spain and the UK, ranging in size from an installation in a repurposed dumpster to medium size commercial buildings. Regardless of scale, Fleetwood/Fernandez upholds the social, civic and environmental responsibility that comes with the ability to reshape our surroundings, and strives for innovation in sustainable ways.
The design of this 5,600 square foot single family home in Santa Monica was rooted in a keen awareness of site and landscape and a dedication to sustainable architecture. Designed as a linear sequence, the house unfolds as a series of spaces that are completely open to the landscape.