This new single-family residence in Mountain View, California is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
The design of the house originates as a series of stacked cubes that are arranged around a central, internal courtyard. The volumes are then translated into specific rooms in order to maximize daylight, view or function.
The house is also designed with rigorous life-cycle cost and long-term lifestyle consideration. As a result, up-front investments in sustainable infrastructure such as green roofs, solar energy and low-impact native landscaping were incorporated into the project.
Additional issues such as universal accessibility and aging-in-place principals were also carefully studied and integrated into the design such that the home can continue to be enjoyed throughout the life time of its owners.