Light through the Sycamore is a film that combines time-lapse, movement through the space, and interviews to capture how the light and shadows cascade through the space and enlivens the architecture. Through video, we area able to share the project’s story and communicate Kovac’s vision with greater authenticity and depth as opposed to still photography.
The Sycamore House takes its name from the three large trees that share its vertiginous Pacific Palisades site; the geometry of the house is driven by the sharply descending slope. In keeping with the modest scale of its neighbors, the house presents a single-story elevation to the street, while the view from below reveals a series of sculpted volumes cascading down toward Rivas Canyon.
Designed as the home of firm Principal Michael Kovac, Sycamore House serves as a laboratory for the firm’s ongoing research into sustainable architecture and a showcase for Kovac’s design philosophy. The home’s integration of environmental systems and green materials has made it one of the first residences in California to garner a LEED Platinum Certification.
Los Angeles, California