AI Architects’ Lago Vista Guesthouse won a Bronze Medal and honorable mention in the Architecture Category of the 2010 International Design Awards!“This retreat at the top of a densely vegetated canyon creates a “Place for contemplation” and a full guesthouse with bedroom, bath and kitchen.
Referencing the color and movement of the canyon grasses with a bold and whimsical graphic pattern, the building presents itself alternately as a striking feature or nestled subtly into the landscape, engaging its natural surroundings in sculptural expression.
Divided into two pure volumes, the space belies its 855 SF floor plan. The interior is a play of views through and across each space, creating surprising spaciousness and connections between the guest rooms in the lower volume, the library/retreat cube, in- and outside. The spaces engage the sky and the canyon in unexpected ways, including a glass corner with a view over a lily pond and the garden below.
Deep window recesses and floor-to-ceiling casework create a peaceful room with soft natural light and views of the canyon – an ideal place for study, repose and connecting with nature.”
Congratulations to the project team!
The Awards Presentation takes place
May 15th, 2011 5-8 pm at dtank studio,
7635 San Fernando Rd, Bldg 8C Burbank, CA 91505