Laguna Seca House
The concept driving this design is one thing - Speed.
The house is located over the infamous ‘Corkscrew’ corner at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California, which with its blind approach and almost 20m vertical drop is considered by many to be one of the most challenging corners in motorsport.
It is this corner, and the resulting vehicle dynamics that it produces, that have driven the form of the design. Two racers, arriving at the corner side by side, battle for the smoothest, fastest racing line through the corner and on to victory.
The concept of speed has influenced every element of the design. The coloured detailing around the windows, for example, reference muscle car graphics of the 1970s, but twisted, warped and broken by the speed of the windows themselves.
This house fills the requirements of discerning motorsport fans, looking for a private house to rent, with all the amenities a racer requires. Seen as a ‘weekend retreat’ for racing enthusiasts, the house has four private suites, a garage/workshop for four race cars, and a public area for viewing the racing.
The house is inspired by all things motorsport, with many references to both classic and modern cars, and is the perfect architectural equivalent of a supercar - power, beauty, and soul.
ARCI 311 - Architectural Design.