Architecture Design of House on Siena Way

Description About The Project

House on Siena Way designed by SPF Architects, tucked into a steep hillside lot in Bel Air, resolve the site’s challenges to offer the owner a stunning house with the comfort for daily activity. As well as bring the spectacular view to the nature. Indeed, by following the natural contours of the site, the designer maximized the plan, pulled the building down into the site. And stepped the massing to follow the topography. Hence, the result is a non definable curvilinear form, still abstracted in architectural geometry. But with a more fluid and organic shape.

In order to resolve the complex geometries on the exterior of the house, we revisited stucco as a facade solution, despite its historical overuse. Requiring very few joint lines, the stucco looks almost monolithic, pairing well with the bronze-painted aluminum slats found on the exterior. Uniting the interior is a restrained palette and consistent finishes: walls are white, while floors and wall paneling are walnut. The stone throughout is light beige, a color that is repeated in the travertine entry wall. Besides, reversed from the traditional approach, the entry level consists mostly of ‘public’ spaces while the lower level contains most of the ‘private’ spaces include living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

In addition to this, the courtyard not only provides daylighting but brings nature to some of the most frequently used areas of the house, allowing the frequented areas of the upper level to experience the tree’s crown and the lower level to experience the olive’s trunk. Appearing relatively modest from the street, the home is secretly expansive.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

From the outside, the House on Siena Way is really impressive and luxurious.
House on Siena Way with Modernist Principles by SPF Architects
Large amounts of glass with black anodized aluminum frames allow ample light and ventilation into the House on Siena Way.
House on Siena Way with Modernist Principles by SPF Architects
Indeed, two large light wells, one with a monumental stair and glass elevator and one that acts as a sunken court with a sculptural olive tree create the required daylight and ventilation making the lower levels pleasing.
House on Siena Way with Modernist Principles by SPF Architects
House on Siena Way with Modernist Principles by SPF Architects
House on Siena Way with Modernist Principles by SPF Architects
House on Siena Way with Modernist Principles by SPF Architects
House on Siena Way with Modernist Principles by SPF Architects

The House on Siena Way Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Tucked into a steep hillside lot in Bel Air, the 14,000 SF House on Siena Way tested our firmly grounded modernist principles. With three full designs produced due to changing stakeholders and client interests since 2013, the main goals of the project never changed, namely: to resolve the site’s challenges in an elegant way, deliver sufficient square footage despite onerous building height limitations, and provide both an intimate family setting and expansive entertainment abilities for the future residents.

Photo credit: Mike Kelley| Source: SPF Architects

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 8609 Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90232
– Tel: 310 558 0902
– Email: [email protected]

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