Gallery: Hollywood Hills Skyline Residence Uses Local Materials To Redu...

With a wealth of resources, sourcing local materials in LA a fairly easy feat. So when one LA family set out to build their dream home atop the Hollywood Hills, they wanted to be certain to use as many local materials as they could in order to reduce the home's carbon footprint. The Skyline Residence was designed by Belzberg Architects, who drafted up a long linear home that uses the site as guidance in order to reduce earthwork. Solar passive design, shade screens, and natural ventilation keep the home cool, while an outdoor patio and movie screen over the garage encourage the home's inhabitents to spend lots of time outdoors.

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