pentagon combines crisp angles with curves to shape 'radius house' in los angeles

pentagon combines crisp angles with curves to shape 'radius house' in los angeles

PENTAGON completes context-speciFIC residence in los angeles

 

located in the venice neighborhood of los angeles, ‘radius house’ by local architecture design studio pentagon is a context-specific, two-story residence featuring sculptural interior spaces and articulated facades. the 350 sqm (3700 sqft) home combines crisp angles, curved surfaces, and large picture windows in its design that create a dialogue between indoor and outdoor. the property wraps a lush central courtyard on three sides, where a raised basalt slab contains a swimming pool, sundeck, and space for outdoor activities. inside, a cantilevered grand staircase encircles a central atrium illuminated from above by a large oculus walkable skylight embedded in the outdoor roof terrace.

pentagon combines crisp angles with curves to shape 'radius house' in los angeles
images by eric staudenmaier

 

 

refined finishes and materials compose the radius house

 

pentagon has shaped the exterior of ‘radius house’ as a mix of curved surfaces and crisp angles that give it a distinctive presence in an area recognized for expressive residential designs. lush landscaping by sarita jaccard design surrounds the property, while inside, the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home is characterized by a bright and airy atmosphere. the cantilevered grand stair becomes a central feature inside the main atrium, while a selection of refined finishes and materials plays with visual contrast and human scale. the walnut cladding of the curved shelving in the entry continues through the kitchen to the grand stair and central atrium, wrapping upwards to the roof. meanwhile, venetian plaster walls give the residence a luminous continuity and a handcrafted quality throughout. finally, the los angeles-based studio has selected radiant heated concrete for the first floor, and european white oak wood for the second, which bring a feeling of comfort and warmth to both common and private spaces.

pentagon combines crisp angles with curves to shape 'radius house' in los angeles
a cantilevered grand stair encircles a central atrium

 

 

‘radius house’ is now listed on the market with renowned real estate advisory engel & völkers santa monica.
occupying the narrow space between construction, completion and sale, the property will contain a temporary conceptual exhibition, SALON, curated by noemi polo that showcases artwork and objects from renowned international artists and designers. acting as both a showroom and a group art show, SALON creates tension between art and architecture, public and private, connecting the home with the creative community of los angeles. in addition, the property will be partnering with innovative and luxury brands to showcase the modern lifestyle of los angeles and the possibilities of this residence.

pentagon combines crisp angles with curves to shape 'radius house' in los angeles
walnut cladding on the curved shelving in the entry

pentagon combines crisp angles with curves to shape 'radius house' in los angeles
a large oculus walkable skylight illuminates the interior

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pentagon combines crisp angles with curves to shape 'radius house' in los angeles
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walnut cladding continues through the kitchen
walnut cladding continues through the kitchen
curved opening on the ceiling allows additional light in
curved opening on the ceiling allows additional light in
venetian plaster walls give the residence a luminous continuity
venetian plaster walls give the residence a luminous continuity
the courtyard features a swimming pool, sundeck, and space for outdoor activities
the courtyard features a swimming pool, sundeck, and space for outdoor activities

project info:

 

name: radius house
designer: pentagon
team: ben crawford, dale strong, paul stoelting, tyler mcmartin, paul trussler

structural engineer: nous engineering
general contractor: buildwell construction inc.

location: 640 milwood avenue, venice, los angeles, US

 

SALON artists: cali thornhill dewitt, darren bader, dese escobar, jan gatewood, jordan wolfson, noah dillon
brands: everybody world, greg ross, magniberg, mowalola, plant intelligence agency, praying, sofia elias – blobb

furniture stores/dealers : the window
bookstore/dealer: arcana, books on the arts
ikebana artist: taylor dur

photography: eric staudenmaier

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