M House, Hollywood that located in CA, United States, was designed by Platform for Architecture + Research. Constructed in the midst of a complex city, M House looks to its environment for inspiration. As the site demonstrates, there is more to Los Angeles than movie stars and traffic jams: the dense network of city streets must navigate around a series of steep hills which surround various neighbourhoods. The view from these urban hillsides is particularly appealing. Occupants of hillside residences are at once nestled in a lush Southern California landscape and presented with a birds-eye view of the sprawling city.
PAR designed M House as a minimalist form with maximum access to its surroundings. The 60ft-long residence appears partially buried in the hillside and employs several design strategies to bring the outside in. Multiple terraces draw occupants out of traditional living spaces, while interior gardens bring native greenery inside.