TAT House, Santa Monica, Calif., by Fleetwood/Fernandez
Benny Chan TAT House, Santa Monica, Calif., by Fleetwood/Fernandez

Category: Live

When clients Mehran and Laila Taslimi, owners of Taslimi Construction Co., decided to redo their house in Santa Monica, the couple wanted a design that would integrate landscape and architecture and achieve LEED Platinum certification. Local firm Fleetwood/Fernandez designed a 5,600-square-foot house with two levels constructed of poured concrete and a third level wrapped in an Ipe wood–framed rainscreen. Interior and exterior glass walls carry the sense of the outdoors throughout the interior.

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Benny Chan Entry.

Outdoor living room.
Benny Chan Outdoor living room.

Open ground floor.
Benny Chan Open ground floor.

Courtesy Fleetwood/Fernandez Plans.

Material diagram.
Courtesy Fleetwood/Fernandez Material diagram.

Section perspective.
Courtesy Fleetwood/Fernandez Section perspective.

Courtyard looking into kitchen.
Benny Chan Courtyard looking into kitchen.