︎Deep Springs
    Boarding House

︎Deep Springs
    Faculty Residence

︎Bacetti Restaurant
︎Tilda Wine Bar
︎Parrot House Workplace
︎Tamarindo Restaurant
︎Mercadito Mezcaleria
︎Aldama Residence
︎Miles C Bates
    House Restoration

︎Melrose Development
︎The Desert Wave
︎Glendale Mixed Use
︎Gabriella School Parking
︎Made in Opa Locka
︎Winnedumah Hotel
︎Young Musicians Foundation
︎Mt Washington Residence
︎Hawaii Residence


Aldama Residence

Real Estate Development; Architectural Design; Products & Branding; Construction Management


The Aldama Residence is a four-story single-family home sited on a steep hillside lot in Highland Park. Building on the site at all required applying for a variance from the city, adding a legislative challenge to a project that has required innovative approaches to structure, material, and tectonics. In a residential landscape heavily favoring Type-5 (wood-frame) construction, which provides neither material longevity nor fire or seismic protection, the Aldama Residence has been designed for enduring coexistence within its Los Angeles ecology: often idyllic, periodically subject to extreme weather events and environmental shifts. 


Structural diagrams of the house’s concrete framing

Developed according to a nine-square grid, a plan type with a long, trans-historical disciplinary lineage, the Aldama Residence takes the ideal plan diagram as a jumping-off point for the recombination of discrete interior units of domestic space per level, and vertically through the house’s four stories.