She starts each work by drafting her design on graph paper. She has created her own style of weaving, synthesizing techniques from a British rug weaver, Jason Collingwood, with traditional Navajo techniques and some more modern Californian techniques. The weave pattern she utilizes produces a reversible rug with a light and dark side.
Once inside, spacious interiors, seemingly endless white walls, minimalist furniture arrangements and generously-sized glass piercings set the tone for a modern-style home: “The entry defines a gallery that runs the length of the house, dividing the kitchen-dining room volume from the guest room-family room volume. The entry procession ends at the double-height master suite volume. An animated stairway overlooking the family room leads up to a catwalk between the guest rooms and a bridge to the media room”. How would you comment on the indoor-outdoor relationship of this project?
Cooking becomes a pleasure, as you experience the green lush vegetation surrounding the glass structure. It feels almost like the kitchen is located outside. Flooded by light, the interior feels lightweight and breezy. How do you feel about this burst of minimalism?
For those interested, the project completed in 2009, spreads over 410 square meters. In order to enter the LA House , the name given to this awesome residential project, one has to take a walk nearby the pool and access it by the double height atrium, which in fact connects and adjoins the interior living spaces.
Defined by functionality, the new addition was designed with sustainability in mind (using many principles of passive solar design). The exterior, entirely wrapped in timber, looks very natural and coquette.
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