Located in Oakland, California, United States, Oakland House was designed by Kanner Architects. The Oakland House’s design not only maximizes views for the inhabitants, but by remaining low to grade, ensures views for surrounding neighbors as well. The dramatic view through the glass car port immediately situates inhabitants upon arrival and also serves as a wind screen. The curving exterior walls sculpturally erode and, creating a visual continuation of front and back building, unify the project.
In addition to providing privacy, separating the two volumes provides space for a tranquil garden, enhancing the varied experience of the outdoors. Placing the master bedroom on the lower level gives direct access to the infinity pool, providing a visual and physical extension of the home. The design incorporates fast growth woods, a recycled steel frame and radiant heated concrete floors utilizing solar water collectors.