Mar Vista House

Mar Vista
Architects
Tighe Architecture
Year
2008

The project is a residential compound situated in the heart of Texas hill country. The 3,200 square foot residence is on a fourteen acre sloped site with native oaks, natural springs and unobstructed views. The layout of the house is a direct response to the site conditions. The plan is organized to integrate and enhance the many features of the landscape. A panoramic view that spans 260 degrees is experienced as well as other more site specific orientations. The front of the house is made of heavy materials that rise from the earth. The heavy, solid, grounded front is in sharp contrast to the more ephemeral back. At the down slope side of the house, the structure becomes lighter and opens to the landscape. Steel pipe columns splay at unsuspecting angles dancing along the rugged landscape.

Related Projects

  • Centillion Sofia
    DIN A4 Architektur
  • Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
    L-Plan Lighting Design
  • Terra Mineralia, Schloß Freudenstein
    L-Plan Lighting Design
  • Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo
    WORKTECHT CORPORATION
  • Nippon Daira Hotel
    WORKTECHT CORPORATION

Magazine

Other Projects by Tighe Architecture

Collins Gallery
West Hollywood
LA Loft
Los Angeles
Live Oak Studio
Los Feliz
Trahan Ranch
Austin
Tigertail
Brentwood
8500 Melsrose
West Hollywood