Avocado Acres (Aa) House was a focused collaboration with Architect, Lloyd Russell to inject a massive dose of creative fun + cool green factor into a coastal infill lot. Aesthetic cues originated from LA’s Case Study Houses and Eichler’s gems. However, this new residence is all about addressing the conditions of the 21st century – sustainable materials, energy efficiencies and environmental sensibilities.
A sloping curved shed roof dramatically unifies the pavilions around the interior courtyard space. The pavilions engagement to the courtyard space gives the home a grandeur that belies the pavilions small footprint. It ‘s shape and multiple functions is truly the soul of our design strategy.
Straight lines with an angular street front geometry sits in stark contrast to the unique curvilinear roof profile. A simple color palette of the open interior space compliments the muscular concrete walls and extensive use of natural wood tones on the vaulted ceiling, flooring and cabinetry. Layout consists of three pavilions joined in a U shape where each volume programs directly the outdoor courtyard. Tall sliding glass pocket doors and clerestory glazing that literally wraps around the main living space provides an abundance of natural light and completely blurring the typical interior to exterior separations.
A third party, non-biased rating system (California Green Point Rated) was used to confirm and certify our best building practices.