Cresta - the world of concrete and glass
Cresta is a residence for one family with an area of 5300 square meters. feet. Designed and built entirely of monolithic concrete on a plot of 5,000 square meters. feet in the Lower Hermos area of La Jolla, California.
The house has three levels, two above ground and 1 underground. The upper levels are accentuated by large floor-to-ceiling glazing and fairly large open areas face the street.
Due to the extremely small size of the plot, every foot was important. The exterior room was a key element in creating the house, which would otherwise have seemed small and more secluded than it is. Although this space creates a void, the overall shape of the building is preserved. All four corners of the building are visually closed by columns, walls or a roof plane that preserves a square monolithic view of the residence.
Adjacent to the front of the building reflective pool has been integrated into the overall design of the project for thermal cooling and visual enjoyment.
All four corners of the building are visually closed by columns.
Thanks to the large areas of glazing, heat capacity of concrete, sun protection and the insulating effect of the pool, a solar panel with a capacity of 6.5 kW on the roof provides almost 100% of the required energy for the house.