Flat green roof and asymmetrical shapes make Barrington House a true geometric wonder
Does geometrical architecture fascinate you? What about a concept that combines the asymmetry of contemporary building and nature at the same time? Are you already curious to know what we are talking about? We can not wait to introduce “Barrington House” – an exceptional house, housed in a Brentwood Hill. A true geometric wonder, the structure reflects the interaction between nature and concrete. As a whole, the house is composed of several polygonal volumes, buried in the sloping ground. With its flat green roof and minimalist architecture, the house almost disappears from the front. Read on and discover the other assets of Barrington House!
The flat green roof of Barrington House offers spectacular views
The asymmetrical concept of volumes follows the natural configuration of the environment. Once inside the garden, the first thing that catches the visitor’s attention is the design of the outside staircase. Covered with fresh grass, the steps provide access to the green roof. From there, you can enjoy a spectacular view of “Getty Center”, a museum complex nestled in the mountains. The flat green roof does not offer a lawn pad inviting to relax while enjoying the sunny days, but also a poolside terrace overlooking downtown Los Angeles.
The minimalist architecture of “Barrington House” advocates common materials
Covering an area of 9500 square meters, the flat roofed house was designed by the California architecture studio Eric Rosen Architects, and completed in 2015. The idea of homeowners, a family with two children, was to live in a house whose interior and exterior spaces merge harmoniously.
For the design of “Barrington House”, the architects drew on the work of the artist and architect Gordon Matta Clark, in particular, his most famous 1974 project – a house cut in half, located in a demolished area in New Jersey.
In fact, the house mentioned in today’s article has been completely renovated. The only preserved and revisited elements of the old building are a retaining wall and pool.
The interior and exterior spaces represent volumes that seem to gravitate around the house. The upper level of the property hosts the main living room, while the bedrooms are located below. What is interesting to note is that each level extends over generous outdoor spaces.
Inside, the architects focused on common materials such as waxed concrete , steel, marble and glass. The winning combination gives the space an exclusive look, in keeping with the contemporary interior design.
* Design by: Eric Rosen Architects