Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Photo voltaic Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the subsequent era of California modernist structure. Situated on a forty one’ large x one hundred’-zero” lengthy by way of lot, the Photo voltaic Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ present 650 sq. foot bungalow right into a 1900 sq. foot residence outfitted for accountable dwelling within the twenty-first century.
Impressed by Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella Home of 1953, the Photo voltaic Umbrella supplies a up to date reinvention of the photo voltaic cover—a technique that gives thermal safety in climates with intense exposures. In establishing this system for his or her residence, which accommodates the couple and their one baby selected to combine into the design, rules of sustainability that they attempt to realize in their very own apply. The architects rigorously thought-about the complete website, benefiting from as many alternatives for sustainable dwelling as potential. Passive and lively photo voltaic design methods render the residence one hundred% power impartial. Recycled, renewable, and excessive efficiency supplies and merchandise are specified all through. Hardscape and panorama remedies are thought-about for his or her aesthetic and precise impression on the land. The Brooks Scarpa Residence elegantly crafts every of those methods and supplies, exploiting the potential for efficiency and sensibility whereas attaining a wealthy and fascinating sensory and aesthetic expertise.