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2020
Chapman University Rinker Campus Master Plan
  • 4
  • 2020
    Cisco Home Commerce
  • 8
  • 2020
    Cisco Home High Point
  • 8
  • 2020
    City of Anaheim PUD Crew Quarters Building and Sustainability Education Center
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2020
    Crossroads School, Performing Arts Classroom and Theater Building
  • 4
  • 2020
    CSULB Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center
  • 4
  • 2020
    DCTRP Maintenance Facility Replacement
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2020
    Hudson Housing
  • 7
  • 2020
    Japanese American National Museum Rooftop Event Space
  • 6
  • 2020
    Pio Pico Pocket Park
  • 6
  • 2020
    Redcliff Residence
  • 7
  • 2020
    Santa Lucia Housing
  • 7
  • 2020
    Spaulding Housing
  • 7
  • 2020
    UCSB Associated Students Bike Shop
  • 4
  • 2020
    UCSD Main Gym and Natatorium
  • 4
  • 2020
    Wells Cheang Residence
  • 7
  • 2019
    Cloud Plaza
  • 8
  • 2019
    LACDA Demonstration Homes
  • 7
  • 2018
    Caltech Watson Lab Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 2018
    City of Fremont Warm Springs Innovation District Concept Study
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2018
    Netflix Animation Hub
  • 8
  • 2018
    UC Berkeley Olympic Rowing Facility Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 2017
    Aire
  • 7
  • 2017
    CSULA Makerspace Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 2017
    Grand Avenue Housing
  • 7
  • 2016
    Glendale Artist's Residence
  • 7
  • 2016
    Lalique
  • 7
  • 2015
    Crossroads Shopping Center
  • 8
  • 2015
    Korean American National Museum
  • 392
  • 2014
    AEG Parking Structure
  • 8
  • 2014
    Claremont McKenna College Aquatics Center Feasibility Study
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2014
    Rouleau Residence
  • 7
  • 2013
    Bordeaux Sister Cities Pavilion
  • 6
  • 2013
    Cobb Residence
  • 7
  • 2012
    Tom Bradley MMM
  • 392
  • 2012
    UCLA Ackerman Student Union
  • 4
  • 8
  • 2011
    Brown Jordan Showroom at Pacific Design Center
  • 8
  • 2011
    Y-F House
  • 7
  • 2010
    LACCD Harbor College JPDC
  • 4
  • 2010
    Stanfordville Residence
  • 7
  • 2008
    Mira International Trade Center
  • 8
  • 2008
    Monterey Park Hotel
  • 393
  • 2008
    Vista Hermosa Park
  • 6
  • 2008
    Zoo Magnet
  • 4
  • 2007
    Berglass-Bluthenthal Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 2005
    New Antioch Church of God in Christ Sunday School Addition
  • 394
  • 2000
    Kimm Residence 87th-Lex
  • 7
  • 1999
    Bundang Townhouses
  • 7
  • 1998
    Ayres Residence Renovation
  • 7
  • 1998
    Pinedo Residence, Fallbrook
  • 7
  • 1997
    Noodle Stories
  • 8
  • 1997
    Shinsadong Building
  • 8
  • 1996
    Parashu
  • 8
  • 1993
    Sun Gallery
  • 7
  • Casa Namorada

    Santa Monica, CA
    2018

    Set amongst the mostly traditional homes north of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, this house privileges space, light, and form over adherence to neighborhood conventions. It also reflects the aesthetic and cultural preferences of its owners, a first-generation Moroccan husband and Brazilian wife with two young children.

    From the street, there is no visible “front door;” one finds instead a large window set 5 feet above grade (a play on the traditional “picture window”), an orange garage door, and a hot pink gate that leads through a landscaped side courtyard to the main entrance. The front gate and entrance courtyard are a typical feature of North African and Brazilian homes, providing an outdoor greeting area, a spatial transition from public to private, and an extra level of security.

    At the entrance, a separate formal living room welcomes less familiar guests. The dining and family rooms are situated more deeply inside the house and reserved for close friends and family. Both inside and outside, fluid forms and curves, activated by natural light, reference organic forms commonly found in Brazil. However, whereas the front of the house is defined by more regulated, two-dimensionally curved volumes that are abstract in expression, their pent-up energy explodes in an exuberant composition of three-dimensional curved volumes at the rear, expressing the vibrant multiculturalism at play here.

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