Scalloped concrete partitions anchor California home by Laney LA

Undulated concrete partitions type the decrease portion of this Californian home by structure studio Laney LA, whereas its prime half is wrapped in glass and cedar.

The aptly named Scalloped Concrete Home sits on a hill within the Manhattan Seashore neighbourhood, simply south of LAX airport, which affords the property sea views.

Its decrease storey is principally constructed from unusually shaped concrete. It contains a sample of inverted curved ridges often called scalloping.

The fabric is uncovered each on the outside and continues throughout some inside partitions, and “reveals its type most strikingly at every nook”, in accordance with Laney LA.

Concrete pool terrace
The again of the home opens onto a pool terrace

“Like cliffs carved from water, the scalloped partitions are even engrained with the faint grain of the formwork that formed them,” stated the studio. “Every bit of formwork was customized milled to perform the undulating type.”

Among the concrete sections stretch as much as home windows on the higher degree, whereas cedar clads any remaining areas that are not glass.

wooden Kitchen with bench island
Minimalist millwork wraps across the kitchen

Rooms at floor degree function retractable panels that open the kitchen and lounge as much as a concrete pool terrace and barbecue space.

Extra shaded outside areas are created by the deep cedar overhangs from the higher ground and the roof.

Pocket door open to verdant view
A big pocket door frames a verdant view from the eating room

A 16-foot-long (4.9-metre) pocket door frames a verdant view from the eating room.

Within the kitchen, millwork hides the vast majority of the home equipment and has no seen handles for a minimal look.

Staircase with wooden steps and scalloped concrete walls
The staircase is sandwiched between concrete partitions

Concrete varieties the backsplash and counter tops, in addition to that of a giant island that includes a built-in bench.

The decrease degree is stored personal by the concrete partitions, in addition to strategically positioned fencing and vegetation.

In the meantime, the upstairs is way more open, with massive home windows positioned throughout all elevations.

Balconies that face the Pacific Ocean are accessed by way of full-height glass doorways from the bedrooms.

Concrete corners
The scalloped sample is most evident on the corners of the concrete partitions

“With its panoramic ocean views and echoes of that aspect inside its personal partitions, the architectural language of this construction speaks to a magnificence formed by the impermanent,” stated the studio.

Laney LA was based by architect Anthony Laney and was longlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2022 in each the city home and home inside classes for its HT Residence in California.

Night view of Scalloped Concrete House
The cedar and glass higher ground overlooks the Pacific Ocean

The studio joins an extended checklist of architects which have employed scalloping for his or her constructing facades, at various scales.

Brooks + Scarpa used the sample vertically for a supportive housing growth in Los Angeles.

The images is by Roger Davies.

Mission credit:

Architect: Laney LA
Inside designer: Tim Clarke & Waterleaf
Builder: Silicon Bay
Panorama architect: Stephen Gabor