Los Altos Hills, CAStatus: Completed 2017
The Entry Grove is the focal point of a meticulously detailed private residence in the Los Altos Hills. Inspired by structural principles found in nature, it uses a highly articulated and expressive tectonic of wood and steel to create a seamless transition from exterior to interior and an organizational locus for the two main wings of the house. The path to the house winds under and around the house, eventually ending at a small footbridge. Two sets of gracefully twisting steel rods emerge from below, rising past the bridge before expanding into a canopy of wood rafters. A second pair of columns sits just beyond the door in the main living space, framing an expansive view of the eastern hills across the bay.