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Claremont Residence in Los Angeles, California by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

 
March 4th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Altius Architecture

This home is sited on an amazing property that offered both the intimacy of a classic English landscape as well as expansive panoramic views over rolling, rural fields towards Lake Ontario. The goal of the design was to embrace the immediate intimacy of the site while revealing, through the architecture, the extensive views offered from various vantage points within the home. The exposed heavy timber Douglas Fir structure hugs the landscape allowing large expanses of glass to bring the surroundings inside while providing dramatic moments when the endless view exposes itself.

Claremont Residence

  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Claremont Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Altius Team: Cathy Garrido, Trevor McIvor, Joseph El-Khoury
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell-Bowick Engineering, Toronto
  • Construction Management: Clemenson + Associates, Toronto
  • Mechanical: Just Geothermal
  • Heavy Timber: TimberSystems
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Claremont Residence

Sustainability Features

Program and Spatial Optimization
Integration with the ‘Natural Assets’ of your Site and Terrain
Site Specific View and Vista Optimization
Passive Solar Heating
Natural Ventilation and Passive Cooling
Natural Daylighting
High Performance Envelope Design
Renewable Materials and Finishes
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Non-toxic Materials and Finishes
Advanced Geothermal Systems
Advanced Wood Heating Systems (ie. Contraflow Masonry Heaters)
Radiant Heating
Heat Recovery Ventilation
Low Energy Lighting & Appliances
Water Conserving Appliances & Fixtures
Green Roof System

 

Claremont Residence

The property is blessed with a spring fed man made pond that provided an excellent opportunity for a pond loop geothermal system. The system also included an add on cooling unit, however the clients had no need for it throughout their first summer. Proper solar orientation for both winter heat gain (exposed concrete floors for mass) and proper overhangs to reduce summer gains have proven effective. A three story stair tower provides a perfect stack ventilation strategy while providing unlimited vistas towards Lake Ontario. A Tempcast masonry heater delivers additional radiant heat throughout the three stories.

Claremont Residence

Claremont Residence

Claremont Residence

Claremont Residence

Claremont Residence

Claremont Residence

Claremont Residence

Claremont Residence

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