mut architecture: z house mut architecture: z house
jul 09, 2010

mut architecture: z house

‘z house’ by mut architecture

an outcropping of rock creates the setting of the ‘z house’ by mut architecture in brentwood, california. protruding from the hillside the house is supported by the hill as it has no pillars or false walls.

owners and guests enter the house through the kitchen, where the countertop is at the same height as the playground.

exterior stairs are in embedded in the rocks, in the facade of the house. the stairs lead to the pool, to the tennis court, to a grass roof deck sitting above the gym – a roof deck that offers an elevated view of the city while cooling the space of the gym below.

aerial view

the tennis court cut into the hill

one of the entrances

the deck

living space

living space

leading onto the deck


aerial view

floor plan

floor plan

section view

section view

project: z house location: los angeles date: 2010 program: house team: j. mascaro, l morand status: unbuilt

  • kitsch. ugly. why losing all that time in doing these kind of “fake naturalistic” stuffs

    sabeth says:
  • obviously, no one at mut plays tennis.

    culturemulch says:
  • It’s really out of the world .. Want to make plan like this in a hilly area called vindhyachal in India .. Can possible to you to make for me ,.. My dear … Awaiting

    Tapan shah says:
  • i like it, its just as a prada store architecture of luxury mix with kind of naturalistic aspects, houses to express hoy rich or diferrent you are but at the end it continues architecture evolution.

    Mache says:
  • Like it. Forms a natural feature in its surroundings. Open and airy d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • Exterior has a clear concept, but inside is pretty bad. Also plans don’t look v convincing.

    H&deM do this kind of nature stuff well when it comes to drawing plans.

    bill says:
  • Love it! Blends unobtrusively with nature and has all the latest mod/cons without seeming cold and boxy, great!

    gininitaly says:

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