The Fluidity of Architecture
Perched on a steep 45-degree slope, gazing over the hectic North American city of Los Angeles, located on the famous avenue known as Blue Jay Way, «Beuth Residence», a project by Zoltan Pali from SPF Architects, rises up like a structure representing the beauty of the native construction style, created by California’s architects in the period following the Second World War.
An objet d’art, and at the same time an object of entertainment, expressing the modernist architecture movement, «Beuth Residence» blends into the surrounding landscape thanks to the many layers to its façade: the concrete of the two lower floors evoke the stone on which the house stands; the teak panelling lining the upper floor represents the trees around the property; and the glass used in the intermediate floor extends the house to the outside world.
In «Beuth Residence», the Poggenpohl kitchen, from the «+Segmento» range, in «titan-grey» anthracite, combines large vertical segments with bright work surfaces. It impresses through its innovative style and the blend of purism and sensuality of its lines.
Indoors, the open plan layout maximises the amount of natural light entering the living space. A large bedroom suite takes up the lower floor, with the middle floor the social part of the house. Here, the living room and dining room, and the Poggenpohl kitchen flow from one to next, in a close connection of spaces. On the two lower floors we find the garage and the entertainment area of the property, with home cinema, gym, wine cellar and disco lounge.
Hanging over the impressive setting surrounding it, the «Beuth Residence» is a showcase for the fluid morphology and the interconnected syntax that organise it.
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