By Holly – Categories: Dining Room, Eco-Friendly, Homes, Interior Style, Residing Area, Staircase, Terrace
San Diego-primarily based architect Jonathan Segal has designed The Cresta.
The Cresta by Jonathan Segal FAIA:
“The Cresta is a 5,300 sq foot single-loved ones residence made and constructed totally out of cast in place concrete on a 5,000 sq ft whole lot in the Lower Hermosa region of La Jolla, CA . The house’s 3 stories, 1 under and 2 over grade, are accented by floor to ceiling glass and huge open expanses to the outside.
Beginning as reliable type the final solution still maintains that kind rather by way of roof planes and vertical walls that create both interior and exterior volumes. Due to the unordinary modest house in an region with normal properties 3 to 4 instances the size each square foot was important. The exterior space was a key component in generating a house that otherwise would have felt small feel greater and much more private that it is. While this area generates a void the buildings overall type is kept intact. All 4 corners remain with walls and roof planes to define the unique box of the residence.
Adjacent to the front of the framework a reflecting and swimming pool has been integrated into the total layout of the project for thermal cooling and develop the perception of floating. Due to the huge expanses of operable glass, the thermal mass of the concrete, sun shading and the insulating impact of the pool the 6.5kw solar array on the roof accomplishes supplying practically 25% of the homes required electrical power.”
Photos by: Matthew Segal