Toyopa Residence

Located in the quaint development known as the Huntington in Pacific Palisades, CA, the Toyopa Residence has been designed as a sustainable modern abstraction of the traditional house.

Surrounded by stately residences of varying historic styles, the design responds to the traditional notion of a house with a simple and elegant composition of forms. The free-flowing plan of the two-story structure accommodates a modern lifestyle while allowing seamless integration between the indoor and outdoor environments, encouraging year round outdoor living.

Operable windows and large expanses of sliding doors take advantage of the prevailing breezes and eliminate the need for a traditional HVAC system. The skylights system creates solar chimneys that assist in allowing the hot air to escape, cooling down the building. The use of radiant heating and thermal mass floor assemblies throughout the residence and eliminates the need for a traditional heating system, thereby utilizing an efficient method of heating.

Location: Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles

Size: 5,955 sf

Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge), Scott Walter and Gregory Marin