Los Angeles. California, USA
MUTUO architects have created three private residences that sit on three small and narrow up-hill lots in the Hollywood Hills and their purpose was to maximize indoor residential areas as well as outdoor living areas.
The Wonderland residence project was short-listed for a 2021 International Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The hillside project redevelops a challenging site in the Hollywood Hills where a single-family residence once occupied 3 parcels.
The design reimagines both the single-family private living spaces and the shared communal open spaces of the three interconnected units.
The modernist tradition to connect with the outdoors is here primarily interpreted with the inhabitation of the rooftops.
Three terraces dominate the canyon and allow the expansion of the square footage while bringing the users to enjoy the sunset light Los Angeles is known for.
The houses step down with the topography in a rhythmic composition of sloping walls and glazing arrangements that respond to the interior program.
Private and communal spaces are at play, promoting a sense of community between the three neighbors.
Client: Laurec LLC.
Contractor: Asterisk Inc
Photographers: Mutuo, Jeni Emery, Brenan Gile, Lauren Moore, and Marilu Godinez