Net Zero Residence
Santa Monica, CA
Cost & Scope: withheld
Virgil Aoanon, VCA Engineers – Civil Engineer
Samir Ekmekji, Reiss Brown Ekmekji – Structural Engineer
Alan Locke, IBE Consulting Engineers – MEP Engineer
Dan Andrews, Horizon General Contractors – General Contractor
Completion Date: 2011
This design is driven by the owner’s passion for making. A significant sculpture studio, workshop and working vegetable garden,
ground the design of this villa. Situated in a shady canyon, one mile from the beach, the project site and the client’s desire to
preserve key aspects of the wooded landscape have had a considerable influence on the building design.
Working with several natural site constraints, the building is fundamentally organized around two planes: the horizontal plinth of
the garden patio that extends the private garden into the ground floor living spaces; and the vertical datum spine that connects and
organizes the various parts of the building program.
- Honor Award, Southern California Development Forum 2012
Architectural Digest, July 2012 – Perfect Harmony