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For centuries, the enclosed courtyard has been overlaid on various geographic settings—each time transformed according to the climate, rituals, and construction practices of the place. A vehicle to capture the outdoors within the building, the courtyard is defined by its interiority. The slipped court of this project provides simultaneous interiority and exteriority—protected and private as well as extroverted and engaged.
The house respects strict zoning guidelines, while merging with the landscape, extending natural flora over the roof. Sited within an olive tree grove, pinus pinea, and a vineyard, it seeks to leverage the sloping terrain, producing sustainable systems for amplification and cultivation.
Principal-in-charge: Nader Tehrani
Project Manager: Harry Lowd & Lisa Lostritto
Project Team: Dan Gallagher, Katie Faulkner, Craig Chapple, John Houser, Ellee Lee, Kevin Lee, Tim Wong, Parke Macdowell, Ryan Murphy, Jonathan Palazzolo, Caitlin Scott, Joana Rafael, Rawan Alsane
Associate Architects: Bidard & Raissi (Paris, France)
Engineers: TPFI (ex-Beterem) and Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger