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ARB residence

CompanyDomaen Ltd.
Lead Designersaxel schmitzberger
Design TeamAxel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe, Jessica Schmitzberger, Justin Tingue, Randi Riggs, Cooper Ballantine
Project LocationBeverly Hills, California
CreditsPhotos by Paul Vu
Prize(s)Architectural Design of the Year
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Entry Description

The house on the ridge of Benedict Canyon, California identifies the differential complexity of the steep hillside as its functional and formal generator. The subdued, bold mass enters a dialogue with the landscape, a quasi-boulder-like look, hence defining itself as a camouflaged object through the process of realignment to its context. This allows the project to achieve ‘neighborly’ compliance while being in contrast through appearance.
The minimal material catalogue of exterior stone, concrete and light woods favors simplicity and permanence, a desired quality for the client.