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The Modern Three Wall House, LA

Los Angeles-based design studio Kovac Architects has designed the Three Wall House. This two-storey contemporary property can be found in Los Angeles, California, USA.

According to the architects: “This dramatic minimalist residence occupies an irregularly shaped hilltop site at the end of a long driveway. To heighten the sense of arrival, we elected to unmask the house and view gradually. Upon reaching the top of the drive, slits in one of the house’s namesake walls give the barest hint of the space beyond, and only after completing the final turn into the motor court is the vista fully revealed, framed by three monolithic walls.

“The contemporary house in LA uses dynamic formal elements to articulate spaces and curate views. On arrival, one is greeted by a delicate bridge which spans the motor court to connect the residence with a guest house/ garage. To one side, the primary living spaces are sheltered by a double-cantilevered plane- hovering just above, but never touching a major demarcating wall. The effect is one of visceral tension, and a counterpoint to the pastoral surroundings.

“The ‘three walls’ that define the motor court form, in turn, a visual anchor for the living spaces beyond. After passing through these enclosures, visitors are pulled through a sequence of glazed volumes which culminate at the expansive family room. Glass doors retract to access deep terraces to the north and east. To the east and south, a large pool and a sequence of gardens complete the scene of this stunning contemporary American property.”

Images courtesy of Lars Frazer.

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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July 2, 2012 | Property | View comments

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