Kelly Residence: A Single-Family Residence with A Sustainable Design

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This awesome project is an exploration of balance that completed in 2006 with 5,000 sq ft in size. Located in Los Angeles, Kelly Residence is a single-family residence designed by Abramson Architects. The core of this awesome house is its sustainable design without being expressed overtly in the aesthetic.


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This project is stoic versus playful, private versus exposed, and also solid versus void. These are combined under a collective architectural theme of awesome contrasting box figurations. Developed in 1927, Le Corbusier’s Five Points Towards a New Architecture are a loose influence for this residential project that interpreted and examined for the modern era.



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The ground floor of this house has columns that allow the house facade to existing from the structure independently. This steel framing allows the house floorplans to flow with openness too. There are also frameless windows that allow expansiveness.

With sustainable design, the user’s experience of material, form, and light can remain dominant. It is a modern house that also designed with photovoltaic cells hidden on the roof, an artificial lawn, greywater reclamation, sub-surface drip irrigation for planting, flash hot water heating, rain-screen facades for thermal stability, and bamboo flooring.



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There is no need for a garden due to the spacious project site and Southern California climate. On the ground floor, the house rooms have large openings that allow the garden is placed under the house. A pool and a series of ponds can provide a reflective quality to the exterior textural palette of the house.


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Photographer: David Lena

Karin Hoover

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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