• Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Residence
  • Company/Firm
    Arshia Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Arshia Mahmoodi
  • Other Designer(s)
  • Photo Credit
    Paul Vu / Renee Parkhurst / Yuheng Huang
  • Location
    1254 Roberto Ln, Bel Air, CA 90077
  • Project Date
  • Construction Company
    Domaen Build Inc
  • Architect
    Arshia Mahmoodi
  • Interior Designer
    Arshia Mahmoodi
  • Hospitality
  • Developer
    1254 Roberto Lane, LLC
  • Project Link

The design utilizes a split-level configuration that follows the topographic context of the site, where half-story floor plates fluidly connect all the functions of the house in vehement transparency. New adjacencies both visual and functional are formed, by means of oblique circulation over a central void allowing twice the utility of a traditionally dissected assemblage.

The design vocabulary was informed by streamline automotive aesthetics, proposing every technology in the house to have exponent performance discreetly, allowing the architectural space to deliver a sensory performance.

The interior concept for the project was based on a utilitarian approach to materials and palettes in contrast to the overall ambient approach of the design, where space overcame necessity. This balance of power proceeded in the backdrop of environmental sensitivity and clinical dearth.

The design of the lighting was intentionally directional or diffused, with point lights used sparingly to emphasize focal content. The centerpiece of this design is the diffused stretch-fabric lighting that transforms the living room into a theatrical stage for the inhabitants' daily lives.