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The Manna House in Glassell Park, California by Jeremy Levine Design
September 4th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Jeremy Levine Design
The Manna House is for a client who has unusual obsession with color. My initial concept was to use a camouflage palette to blend the house into the hillside. My client wanted the anti-camouflage house. The house takes its inspiration from the abstract color field paintings of Kenneth Noland and Josef Albers. Various shades of blue connect the house -sited on the ridge of a hill- to the the sky that serve as its backdrop. Blue is also a reference to how the house “sails” along the top of the hill like a ship.
In plan, the house changes angles to capture different views of the city. This reinforces the feeling of a ship in motion. The house is divide into two structures, living and sleeping, and three decks. These elements are tied together by an undulating facade composed of a 12” horizontal grid that wraps its way into the interior where it defines the layout of all the details.
Because the house sits in a special zoning area, we were not allowed to increase the square footage of the existing house. To solve this puzzle, we built a separate structure and connected it to the old house with a structurally independent deck.
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