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carpinteria house california

in collaboration with DSR
in collaboration with diller scofidio
as an extension of an already existing ocean-front second home family estate perched on top of the erosion-wrought cliffs south of santa barbara california , a refuge style guest house tucked into a duney indenture separated from the main premises was to be demised.

the challenge was to stay under the visual radar of local politics by providing a structure, which would camouflage into the sparse landscape and aided by the bowl-shaped site, stay outside of the common sightlines of the general public to naturally achieve the highest amount of privacy without disturbing the natural flow of the landscape though fencing while maximizing views of the ocean.

four nestling schemes were developed that mimicry natural beach phenomena from conches over shells to washed out rock formations that further the traditional californian dream of open plan modern organic architecture.