Hillside House with a Rooftop Carport

Bridge, Balcony, Carport, Hillside House with a Rooftop Carport

Los Angeles based Anonymous Architects have designed this inverted home for an actor. It floats at the top of a very steep slope, a bridge connects the roof with the street and provides the single entrance to the house. The roof acts as both carport and a deck space, enjoying wonderful views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The Car Park House is located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Bridge, Carport, Hillside House with a Rooftop Carport

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Bright White Kitchen, Wooden Flooring, Hillside House with a Rooftop Carport

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Bedroom, Hillside House with a Rooftop Carport

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Site Plan, Hillside House with a Rooftop Carport

Car Park House in Los Angeles, details by Anonymous Architects:

Starting with a vacant lot with a very steep down-slope from the street, the design of the house places the carport on the roof with the residence below. In addition to being a dramatic shift of expectations, it is also a logical response to the building code which requires parking for two vehicles.

This inversion moves the typical ground floor of the house up on the roof and makes the simple act of arriving home and driving onto the roof of the house – a surprise every time.

The roof is also usable as deck space and has unobstructed views of the San Gabriel Mountains, which are to the Northeast of Los Angeles.

Because of the steep terrain the house is designed to float over the hillside. This reduces the amount of foundation required and also means that the only way to access the house is over the bridge – so it is truly a floating structure.

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