The Krieger Residence designed by NL Studio is located in Los Angeles, United States. In meeting specific space requirements, the architects designed a below-ground level of living and recreational spaces whose ceiling sits two feet above grade allowing for a band of natural light to enter all rooms. The ground level provides for continuous circulation throughout the public spaces and a direct connection to the landscape. The landscape corresponds with the needs of the family and includes a regulation sports court, a formal outdoor dining and cooking space, as well as a family room overlooking the private pool and garden.
The second storey is divided into two zones of bedrooms linked by a double-height, sun-drenched spine. To preserve natural resources, the property is powered principally by photovoltaic panels which are housed on the roof sloping to the southwest at 12%. Operable clerestory windows, sun shielding overhangs, and canopy elements maximise the use of natural light while controlling heat gain and air flow to the house.