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    California Dreamin' :: The Palms Residence :: Venice


    This eco-friendly residence was designed by Ehrlich Architects.The700 Palms Residence is located in Venice, California. The project won in 2009 the AIA National Housing Award.

    The 700 Palms Residence addresses the freedoms and constraints of residential design in Venice.

    By maximizing the volume, light and privacy on a narrow lot with sensitivity to scale and context, the design presents raw,honest materials appropriate to the grittiness of the Venice environment.

    The house dissolve the barriers between indoors and out, creating flexible spaces that take advantage of the benign climate.

    The house expresses a counterpoint between a sense of harmony and tranquility with flowing, dynamic spaces.

    Flexibility and transformation are fully realized through the use of a wood-and-steel frame structure, enclosed and and shielded for privacy by a roll-down scrim hung on a skeletal steel frame.

    As sustainability was a major concern, the design integrates concrete flooring to absorb the suns warmth in the winter, operable windows and large sliding doors to facilitate natural ventilation and low-maintenance recycled materials.

    The 700 Palms Residence

    Where: Venice, California

    Designed by Ehrlich Architecs

    Go to: Ehrlich Architects

    Photographs: Erhard Pfeiffer, Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai, and Grey Crawford


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