The Oleander house offers several points of connection with the outside: the porch on the first floor serves as a welcoming element, and the dining room that opens onto the garden provides a union with the outdoors.
Carlos Alberto Molina (founder Molina Designs) was born in Colombia and arrived in Los Angeles in 2000. He pursued an education in architecture in Colombia and completed it in Europe, specifically Italy and Spain. He obtained a master’s degree in Restoration of Historic Buildings at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
From his studio in Los Angeles he proposes to bring that sensitivity to spaces, allowing the contemplation of the natural and using to its potential the geographic and environmental conditions of the environment. From a formal perspective he proposes a new vision of creating architecture that contains traditional values but boldly proposes to create “new spaces as vessels of life” in the new millennium.
The Admiral House combines sustainable and eco-friendly building practices such as; cross ventilation, gray water collection planters, and passive solar building design that takes into account site location and solar orientation to maximize natural light in the house while also maintaining a low house temperature.