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The 700 Palms Residence by Ehrlich Architects

By • Apr 20, 2011

The 700 Palms Residence was designed by California-based Ehrlich Architects.

According to the architect, the objective for this eco-friendly home located in Venice, California was to design a high-performance residence that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle.

The 700 Palms Residence by Ehrlich Architects:

“The 700 Palms Residence addresses the freedoms and constraints of residential design in Venice.By maximizing volume, light and privacy on a narrow lot with sensitivity to scale and context, the design presents raw, honest materials appropriate to the grittiness of the Venice environment. The house dissolves the barriers between indoors and out, creating flexible spaces that take advantage of the benign climate.

The house expresses a counterpoint between a sense of harmony and tranquility with flowing, dynamic spaces. Flexibility and transformation are fully realized through the use of wood-and-steel frame structure, enclosed and shielded for privacy by a roll-down scrim hung on a skeletal steel frame.

As sustainability was a major concern, the design integrates concrete flooring to absorb the sun’s warmth in the winter, operable windows and large sliding doors to facilitate natural ventilation and low-maintenance recycled materials.”


Photos by: Erhard Pfeiffer, Grey Crawford

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One Comment to The 700 Palms Residence by Ehrlich Architects

  1. Patricia says:

    Interesting design flow and overall touch of tranquility the construction gives away. Also, modern aesthetics is combined well with passive solutions used in the project. I will continue being skeptical about the ultra efficient houses of these days, but The Palms residence is for me the persuasive example of well accomplished green real estate.

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