Process: Santa Monica Writers' House
Since founding RoTo Architects in Los Angeles in 1991, Michael Rotondi has led diverse projects that include restaurants, retail spaces, and private residences both locally and internationally. Taking a closer look at projects from across forty years, these process books span the time between conception and creation - from sketch to renders and beyond - providing a deeper glimpse into an integrative process that combines constant trans-disciplinary learning and adaptation with realization and practice. "Our approach is to know the place, the people, the resources, and then the architecture emerges. Life gives Form to Architecture."
Santa Monica Writer's House
The Santa Monica Canyon Writer's House is a home for two writers that balances an open floor plan, significant natural light, and views with enough privacy for each to focus on their work. The new two-story residence has three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, two writing rooms, a library, a great room, a kitchen/dining area, a living/lounge area with lots of open patio spaces and accessible roof deck, and a subterranean two-car garage with a storage basement that includes a film screening room and gym.
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