PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyRobert Kerr Architecture Design
Design TeamRobert Kerr AIA, Chris Cortez, Jessica Gardner, Luis Garcia
Meridian Residence is located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, and behind the artist's studio and gallery, Moryork. Inspired by the Japanese Kura (storehouse behind a residence that holds a family’s precious commodities), the typology is inverted so the house becomes the kura to the gallery.
The house is a series of connected cubes that carve into the site, become the building and are voids the house is built around. The material palette is an array of gray and black ceramic tile, cast-concrete, concrete pavers, natural steel and stucco in contrast with stained wood trusses.