Located directly uphill from the iconic music venues of the Sunset Strip, LOHA updated a 1939 Hollywood home by opening up the internal layout to a new series of layered indoor-outdoor spaces enclosed by a translucent screen. LOHA created a dynamic home by hybridizing the existing structure with new interventions.
The Mulholland house on the cusp of a fold in the Hollywood Hills identifies the differential complexity of the steep hillside as its functional and formal generator. The stark, rigid appearance enters a dialogue with the landscape, defining itself as a real object through the process of alienating its context.
Situated on one of the last undeveloped oceanfront lots along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, House Noir not only breaks the conventional beach house mold, but it creatively addresses the complexity of building next to the water, especially in the face of climate change—the fundamental design challenge of our time.