Los Alto Hills, CA
AIA Santa Clara Valley Design Award
The house was designed so that it’s residents could feel the time of the day and understand the seasons of the year. A "courtyard" with a circular skylight in the middle of the house implies a connection to our sun and allows it’s rays to penetrate the center with a circle of sunlight that moves to various parts of the house as the sun changes positions in the sky throughout the year. A stone wall divides and connects master from service spaces to reflect the ways we live today.
This house is a cosmic machine that controls light and enables it’s residents to connect with the universe. It’s natural and techy materials and systems reflect our lives in Silicon Valley.