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olson kundig's hillside 'collywood house' presents sweeping views across los angeles
Publisher:
designboom
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Media, Architecture, Interior Design
Author: 
Philip Stevens
Date Published: 
2020-03-29
Keywords: 
Single Familiy Home, Housing, Architecture, Los Angeles, California, Views, Hillside, Swimming Pool
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3634
Added: 
2020-04-01 19:20:19
Updated: 
2020-04-01 19:24:19
Content Score: 
7.76
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Image:
nic lehoux
Excerpt:
olson kundig designed this high-tech west hollywood retreat to take in sweeping views across los angeles, from the san gabriel mountains to the pacific ocean. located just above the sunset strip, the residence offers spectacular views from all parts of the house, while taking advantage of the climate of southern california. as they client enjoys spending time outdoors, the architects sought to blur the boundaries between internal and external space — encouraging outdoor living as much as possible.

the main level of the olson kundig-designed home, titled ‘collywood’, contains the kitchen and a sequence of dining and living areas. here, a series of retractable window walls open on to outdoor terraces that wrap around the exterior. furthermore, sliding window walls in the living area, kitchen, and north bedroom complement a pair of ‘guillotine’ window walls in the dining area and two pivoting window walls on the south side of the living area.

the main terrace, adjacent to the dining and living spaces, leads to a swimming pool overlooking a grove of olive trees on the hillside below. this connection with the outdoors continues on the upper level, which contains the master bedroom and a den, home gym, and a series of roof decks. the lower level reflects the client’s personal interests and hobbies, containing an auto gallery, game room, and media room. a large outdoor terrace extends from the auto gallery, cantilevering out over the hillside.

‘this home navigates many different scales: the larger landscape scale of los angeles, the scale of entertainment and large group gatherings, and the intimate scale of spaces for daily living,’ explains tom kundig. ‘I’m most excited about how the design intertwines these scales and allows the client to expand or contract the home depending on changing needs.’

Organizations Mentioned: (2)
Olson Kundig
Seattle, Washington, USA
Architecture
PCS Structural Solutions
Tacoma, Washington, USA
Structual Engineering, Bim, Vdc, Integrated Delivery, Steel Analysis