Congratulations to the AIA Film Challenge 2019 winners!
Author: Robert Bernard Sawyer
Title: Natural Shelter
Description: Robert Sawyer Architects and Construction's 2019 AIA Film Challenge profiles a warm Tiffany-styled 1-story California bungalow with a cool roof, passive solar design, on-demand hot water, and a 25' high stone fireplace with an exposed timber frame. Cedar siding cloak the Douglas Fir exposed wood framing and the roof is made of striking titanium-galvanized sheet metal. A custom-designed quilted sapele mahogany entrance spans the entire front great room with operable awnings throughout. The architect worked closely with the City of Los Angeles to engineer and permit a low-impact, non heat-generating, water-capturing, high-quality residence designed to last for generations. This home is built to seismic factor of 1 which also rivals LA hospitals and fire stations.