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Crossing Wall House in Santa Barbara

Contemporary Corten Steel and Concrete House, California design by Mobile Office Architects, USA

Sep 22, 2016

Design: Mobile Office Architects

Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA

Crossing Wall House

Crossing Wall House

Photos by Tyson Ellis

Crossing Wall House – Santa Barbara Home

The Crossing Wall House is sited where the Santa Ynez Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the City of Santa Barbara and Channel Islands.

Crossing Wall House

Crossing Wall House

Crossing Wall House

The property’s steep grade necessitated careful site planning and guided the building form as it utilized two narrow existing terraces. The two differing orientations of the terraces are expressed by two geometric grids that come together in the homes central living space and open the home to southern views toward the ocean, islands, and lowlands. The primary living space acts as an indoor-outdoor pavilion, opening fully at the back to an entry courtyard and to a deck at the front with downslope views beyond.

Crossing Wall House

Crossing Wall House Crossing Wall House

The raw corten steel and concrete exterior material palette was developed to create a building that ages with the landscape and respond to localized threats posed by wildfire and termites. MOA completed both design and build work for the project. The project received Santa Barbara County’s Innovative Building Program’s highest tier designation for energy efficiency by utilizing passive solar, thermal mass, passive ventilation, and solar hot water strategies.

Crossing Wall House

Crossing Wall House Santa Barbara, CA – Building Information

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Type: Residential
Status: Completed 2015
Size: 2050 sf

Architects: MOA
Principal in Charge: Dustin Stephens
Engineer: Peter Jarratt

Crossing Wall House

Crossing Wall House

Product Credits:
Clerestory Window Wall and Skylight: Kalwall
Bamboo Plywood: Plyboo
Insulation: Rockwool
Building Wrap: Vaproshield
Laminated Glass: Saftifirst
Corten AZP Roofing: Western States Roofing
Precast Concrete Stretchers: California Crib Wall
Appliances: Subzero, Viking
Structurally Insulated Panel Roof: Premier SIPs

Crossing Wall House

Photography: Tyson Ellis

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