Walden Wilson in Culver City, Calif., an 800-square-foot studio and garage completed in 2003, features a baffled skylight and an exterior clad in cement fiber board panels.
Johnston Marklee designed the Hill House in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a 3,600-square-foot single family residence completed in 2004, for an irregularly shaped hillside lot. The program sought to maximize the allowable volume permitted by zoning regulations while minimizing the house’s foundations and footprint.
The 2,600-square-foot Mound House, completed in 2002 in Marfa, Texas, was designed with traditional adobe bricks and steel spanning frames. The main living spaces open onto a V-shaped courtyard.
The 2004 Sale House in Venice, Calif., a single-family residence, was commissioned after the previous house on the site was destroyed in a fire. An adjacent garage and studio designed by California-based Morphosis Architects in 1978 survived the blaze and helped inform Johnston Marklee’s design.
View House in Rosario, Argentina, completed in 2009, makes use of natural light and passive ventilation to minimize the need for mechanical systems.