Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has developed one of its signature white residential designs for a client in Los Angeles. Located high up in the exclusive Hollywood Hills, the yet-to-be-built minimal home is positioned at different levels in order to frame the horizon of both the city and the ocean.
Known for its minimal architectural style with simple but dramatic forms, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos imagined a monolithic piece, hanging from topography and opened to the distant landscape. When viewed from the access street at the top of the site, the house appears as a simple low cuboid with an opening at one side. This single-storey block would have a double garage and two staircases, one inside and one out, leading down to a larger level hidden from sight. The terrace would feature a swimming pool and a kitchen area partially enclosed by the overhanging volume above. To reach the private studio, the client would have to walk outside and around to the far side. The minimal stylistic direction repeats oneself in the interior, featuring clear and white colors with very little furniture.
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