La Jolla Residence

Project Location

La Jolla, CA


Sebastian Mariscal Studio



Case Study: La Jolla Residence

Describing the unusual concept behind the side-by-side pair of residences called casas fay (2inns) and designed by Sebastian Mariscal, the architecture critic Javier Sanchez concentrates on the simplicity its "pure masses." "Made of wood, concrete or glass," writes Sanchez, " the resulting architecture is very precise, using labor only for on-site construction." Sanchez notes that on this project the designer is "in near complete control," which is very rare in residential design.

The kitchen and living space of each home sits below a "pure mass" of wood containing the master bedroom, which Mariscal floated above a level of concrete and glass. The designer also wished to obliterate the line between interior and exterior. "With our projects," he says, "we constantly pursue connection to the outside. Living close to nature and experiencing the elements makes us more aware of our surroundings."

"We prefer to use building systems in a way that expresses the fundamental qualities of a space, while providing superior performance. NanaWall’s HSW60 system facilitated some of the most important goals of the project."

Blurring the Lines Between Inside and Out

NanaWall's glass wall systems are particularly well suited to meeting goals like these, offering a level of design freedom that architects relish. Mariscal specified NanaWall's HSW60 Thermally Broken Aluminum Framed Single Track Sliding System for 2inns, and used the glass panels to surround the residential projects' kitchen spaces on three sides. "Providing a continuous indoor/outdoor experience, where the house opens completely to the outside without delineating a boundary, was essential," says Mariscal.

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