Panorama House

This architect driven 5-unit townhouse development occupies a typical infill site within the City of Santa Monicas semi-urban grid. Its modern design, with integrated green technologies and materals, is a significant departure from the traditionally based neighborhood context. With its serial pattern and clean dipartite formal composition capped with semi-transparent bi-facial photovoltaic solar canopies that provide shade for roof decks as well as over 3000kwh electricity generation per year for each unit, these townhomes are designed to incite excitement and a sense of optimism for a sustainable future. Among the projects many other sustainable technologies and materials are minimalist, double-sided, ethanol-fueled fireplaces set in custom FSC-certified bamboo casework. These central hearths for the 21st Century generate a cool ambience while effectively warming each units entire two-story primary volume.


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