By Holly – Categories: Dining Area, Eco-Friendly, Homes, Interior Style, Living Space, Staircase, Terrace
San Diego-primarily based architect Jonathan Segal has created The Cresta.
This 5,300 square foot modern home in San Diego, California, USA, characteristics a concrete building and a huge exterior room.
The Cresta by Jonathan Segal FAIA:
“The Cresta is a 5,300 sq foot single-family members residence created and constructed completely out of cast in spot concrete on a 5,000 sq ft lot in the Decrease Hermosa region of La Jolla, CA . The house’s 3 stories, 1 beneath and two above grade, are accented by floor to ceiling glass and huge open expanses to the outdoors.
Starting as solid type the final item nevertheless maintains that kind alternatively by way of roof planes and vertical walls that create each interior and exterior volumes. Due to the unordinary modest home in an area with standard properties 3 to 4 times the size every single square foot was important. The exterior area was a important element in making a house that otherwise would have felt modest really feel bigger and much more private that it is. Whilst this space creates a void the buildings overall type is kept intact. All 4 corners remain with walls and roof planes to define the original box of the residence.
Adjacent to the front of the structure a reflecting and swimming pool has been integrated into the all round design and style of the project for thermal cooling and create the perception of floating. Due to the big expanses of operable glass, the thermal mass of the concrete, sun shading and the insulating effect of the pool the 6.5kw solar array on the roof accomplishes supplying practically 25% of the houses necessary power.”
Photos by: Matthew Segal