PENTAGON completes context-speciFIC residence in los angeles
located in the venice neighborhood of los angeles, ‘radius house’ by local architecture design studio pentagon is a context-specific, two-story residence featuring sculptural interior spaces and articulated facades. the 350 sqm (3700 sqft) home combines crisp angles, curved surfaces, and large picture windows in its design that create a dialogue between indoor and outdoor. the property wraps a lush central courtyard on three sides, where a raised basalt slab contains a swimming pool, sundeck, and space for outdoor activities. inside, a cantilevered grand staircase encircles a central atrium illuminated from above by a large oculus walkable skylight embedded in the outdoor roof terrace.
images by eric staudenmaier
refined finishes and materials compose the radius house
pentagon has shaped the exterior of ‘radius house’ as a mix of curved surfaces and crisp angles that give it a distinctive presence in an area recognized for expressive residential designs. lush landscaping by sarita jaccard design surrounds the property, while inside, the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home is characterized by a bright and airy atmosphere. the cantilevered grand stair becomes a central feature inside the main atrium, while a selection of refined finishes and materials plays with visual contrast and human scale. the walnut cladding of the curved shelving in the entry continues through the kitchen to the grand stair and central atrium, wrapping upwards to the roof. meanwhile, venetian plaster walls give the residence a luminous continuity and a handcrafted quality throughout. finally, the los angeles-based studio has selected radiant heated concrete for the first floor, and european white oak wood for the second, which bring a feeling of comfort and warmth to both common and private spaces.
a cantilevered grand stair encircles a central atrium
‘radius house’ is now listed on the market with renowned real estate advisory engel & völkers santa monica.
occupying the narrow space between construction, completion and sale, the property will contain a temporary conceptual exhibition, SALON, curated by noemi polo that showcases artwork and objects from renowned international artists and designers. acting as both a showroom and a group art show, SALON creates tension between art and architecture, public and private, connecting the home with the creative community of los angeles. in addition, the property will be partnering with innovative and luxury brands to showcase the modern lifestyle of los angeles and the possibilities of this residence.
walnut cladding on the curved shelving in the entry
a large oculus walkable skylight illuminates the interior