THE JACOBSoN RESIDENCE LOS ANGELES, CA
firm / WICK ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Principal Architect / DAVID WICK project type / residential images / courtesy of david wick
Luxury design equals high environmental performance at the Jacobson home. “The client wanted a home that was a manifestation of her lifelong passion for sustainability,” says David Wick. To keep the focus on the earth, Wick built in practical measures like solar panels and more symbolic measures like an slot garden that acts as the home’s central space. “The entire house is shaped like a C,” Wick says. “In essence, a narrow slot has been pulled out of the house. This allows the living room, bedrooms, and halls visual access to the garden and doubles the amount of natural light and breezes,” he says. The roofs all slope towards a central water basin located in the center of the garden, eliminating the need for gutters on the exterior facade. The collection point also provides a reusable water supply for the landscape’s upkeep. It’s a low-maintenance approach that’s much appreciated in highmaintenance Los Angeles, and, as intended, is the owner’s favorite element in her new home.
A Special Edition From Design Bureau 2012