SCA-Larc designed the Mejia Residence in BEVERLY HILLS, CA, USA.
Description from the architects:
Landscape Design: SCA-Larc
Architect: Tag Front Architecture
Expected Construction Completion: 2013
The Mejia residential site is located on a level corner lot in Beverly Hills, California. The front of the house is on the west side of the site, with a car garage on the east side of the site. Privacy is desired on the east side and the south side of the site due to double story adjacent residential structures. The local architectural vernacular is mixed, consisting of bungalows, tudors, and modern contemporary homes.
The projected primary use for the garden is to serve a family of four, two adults and two young children, with spaces designed for both active and passive recreation. A gathering area for extended family gatherings and social events is also programmed into the design.
The concept is based on a contemporary spatial layout with elements that blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor space.
Key elements include a rear patio and front steps that are extensions of the indoor ground plane, a pear orchard — which provides shade for the west elevation bedrooms, a swimming pool, a raised sun deck with a built-in jacuzzi, and a court yard of permeable pavers that is used as a flexible space for large family gatherings and social events. The south and east ends of the site are to be planted with fastigiata birch trees to allow for sun in the winter and shade in the summer – they will also provide seasonal interest and translucent privacy for the site. Decomposed granite is utilized under the pear orchard and a small lawn is placed in the backyard as a children’s play area.
|Location||BEVERLY HILLS, CA, USA|