DJA was hired to provide architectural services for the restoration and modernization of the Lloyd Wright designed Lombardi House built in Palos Verdes CA in 1965. The 2500 square foot house sits on a 39,000 square foot parcel with spectacular 180 degree ocean views.
The project consisted of complete restoration of the interior and exterior of the residence and the integration of contemporary appliances, amenities and systems into the historic fabric of the house.
The virtual and the real co-mingle in this design for the offices of Pixels Animation Software Company. The client came to us with the desire to create a customer orientation center where they could demonstrate, explain and market their 3D software and services. Using the client’s Non-Rational B-spline (NURBs) modeling product in a process of experimentation, the solution emerged as an architectural manifestation of the software itself. Didactic clarity to support a marketing notion ‘what you see and experience is what you get’ allowed for spatial and tectonic innovations.
The spatial and chromatic implications of sweeping ocean views became the impetus for the transformation of the interior of this beachfront condominium in Redondo Beach. The client came with a desire to take full advantage of the beachfront lifestyle and a need to leverage spatial variation into the banal condo box standing shoulder to shoulder with the other identical units. A set of spatial compressions and expansions were implemented to draw the inhabitant in and to the upper level, where simple ceiling variations served to demarcate programmatic zones and frame the view.
DJA was initially hired to provide architectural services for the restoration and modernization of the Lloyd Wright designed Lombardi House built in Palos Verdes CA in 1965. The 2500 square foot house sits on a 39,000 square foot parcel with spectacular 180 degree ocean views. The organic interior to exterior connection, the significant deviation over many years from Lloyd Wrights initial landscape design and the clients desire to more fully utilize the entire site resulted in a commission to restore the existing residence and completely re-design the landscape.