Los Angeles, CA
ANX/Aaron Neubert Architects
Brian Thomas Jones
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 13/16” thick x +/- 4-7/8” wide x 6′-16′ random lengths
This home sits on a highly exposed corner lot. The owners wanted to have privacy while taking advantage of natural light and exterior landscape. Incorporating the surrounding nature while still being private was a challenge, the finished result is a harmonious balance of nature, privacy, and design.
The rooms wrap around the centrally located garden and act as an outdoor living area. The secondary gardens and surrounding landscape have various native plants and trees that receive most of their irrigation through rainwater catch basins. Spaces are directed towards the lake, meadow, hills, and observatory views while also looking across the gardens. The exterior facade features reSAWN TIMBER co’s custom shou sugi ban charred cypress wood cladding.
The Garden House has expanded the international legacy of environmentally advanced architecture in Los Angeles by applying natural lighting, passive ventilation, water conservation, and many active technologies.
The work of ANX begins with a fundamental optimism with regard to the continued value and impact that design and architecture have on our cities and their inhabitants. Their approach is positive, opportunistic, and intellectually flexible with every theoretical and commissioned project – both large and small. Their belief is that one can affect significant change through a careful analysis and deconstruction of project conditions, and the application of a thoughtful, conceptually rigorous process.