Santiago Ortiz house open during AIA tour Sunday
LATimes - almost 5 years
Architect Santiago Ortiz takes us through the sustainable Venice home he designed for his family in the latest installment of Pro Portfolio, our feature that looks at recently built, remodeled or redecorated spaces with commentary from the designers. The house will be featured Sunday on an American Institute of Architects home tour. Details of the tour are at the bottom of the post.
Designer and builder: Santiago Ortiz, Ortiz Mexia Projects. Structural engineer: C.W. Howe Partners, (310) 838-0383.
Designer's description: This house is built on an 11,000-square-foot lot east of Lincoln Avenue and south of Santa Monica Airport. From foundation to roof, all materials were chosen for their stability, durability and sustainability.
The house is built around a great room for cooking, dining and communing. The emphasis is on entertaining family and friends. The south-facing wall of sliding doors provides natural lighting, excellent views of the lush backyard and seamless indoor-ou