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Hill House, Pacific Palisades, California, United States

Thursday 21 Dec 2006

Hill House

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17/11/08 Linda, florida
I really love the design and the view it is great.
I wondered how the Grailcoat is holding up that covers the exterior of the whole house. The company was disolved over a year ago not able to finacial obligations so I thought they might be having warranty issues since they offered a 20 year warranty. There are a few complaints about them on the Green Build website about water intrusion. They are still doing business but under a different company name.
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Designed for an irregular hillside lot in Los Angeles, the form of this 3,600 square foot single family residence results from two economically driven demands -- to maximize the allowable volume permitted by the zoning code, and to minimize the amount of foundations and subsequent footprint of the house. The initial envelope is shaped from a combination of property setbacks in plan and hillside height restrictions in section, and is further refined three-dimensionally according to structural criteria. The resulting structure adopts a site specific form by registering code requirements and optimizing the building’s performance on an inclined plane. Window quantities are minimized for privacy while window sizes are maximized for views and ventilation. The overall cladding strategy seeks to minimize distinction between roof and wall planes while maximizing the differentiation between interior and exterior.

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Johnston Marklee

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