Designed by Japanese/Mexican architecture studio BonBon MA – 624MA House, is a 2,700 square feet project located in Santa Monica, California. With only a 15-minute walk from the oceanfront, the family house was a transformative project – an extensive refurbishment from a once small 1930’s cottage that stood in its place which sparked the studio to take these natural conditions into consideration, and a saw it as a priority to work within its natural context.
▼位于加州的624MA住宅，624MA House located in Santa Monica, California ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
建筑师Cecilia Ramirez Corzo（BonBon MA）将这个项目描述为多重感官的房屋——将场地的肌理、轮廓与几何形式融入其中。从设计的早期阶段，加利福尼亚州的气候就作为首要考虑因素：在设计双层通高的天花板和窗户位置时考虑了太阳的路径和海洋的微风，从而创造了一个通透的视野，以及来自海边微风的声音和气味在房中流淌的声音和感觉。
Architect Cecilia Ramirez Corzo (BonBon MA) describes the project as a multi-sensory home — tuning into the site’s texture, contour and geometrical form. From the very early stages of design, there was a strong connection between the Californian weather such as; the sun’s path and the ocean’s breeze which serves as a paramount consideration when designing double height ceilings and multiple window openings that take in a clean view and the sense and sounds of the airy breeze of the sea side throughout the house.
▼一个考虑了加州的阳光与海风的多感官设计，a multi-sensory design that consider the sun and sea wind of California ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
▼手绘拼贴“我听见，我看见”，结婚礼物及设计灵感来源，hand-sketched collage “I Hear, I See” by Superkumo.Lalala, a wedding gift and small source of inspiration for the home ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
The project resembles the beauty of the blending of two cultures, designed for a young couple with one child from distinct cultural backgrounds. The shared common ground is the value of meaningful design, which incorporates a love for open spaces, guests and relaxing areas – the project reflects the family’s personality and promises a space designed for family gatherings and the accessibility to nature – bringing the inside out, by connecting the public spaces to the heart of the house, through easing pathways.
▼概念草图，心脏区域联系着公共空间，sketches illustrating the “heart” connecting the public spaces ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
The living-dining-kitchen area serves as the ventricles, – Ramirez Corzo describes this as the ‘pumping of activity and circulation to the rest of the house’.
▼起居室和餐厨空间位于房子的中央位置，如同一个大脑，the living-dining-kitchen area is located at the center, functioning like the brain ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
▼视线的焦点：一幅家传的手工编织丝绸波斯地毯，历史可追溯至二十世纪初，focal Point: a family heirloom – a hand woven silk Persian rug dates back to the early 1900’s ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
The home basically sits between two patios – One located on the East and one to the West side of the house, the two open air relaxing patios were created for outdoor family gathering with one being more public and the latter more private.
▼开放的东侧露台，the east patio is more public ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
The exploration of colour and geometry in a subtle but captivating way, has been carefully considered into the project. Elements such as; hand painted Mexican ceramic tiles in primary colours, give a life of its own to a clean, white space in the garden.
▼手绘墨西哥瓷砖给白色空间带来活力，hand painted Mexican ceramic tiles giving life to the white space ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
▼设计元素：来自墨西哥的手绘瓷砖将西侧露台装点得五彩缤纷，design element: a colourful patio is covered in hand-painted ceramic tiles from Mexico ©Image courtesy Cecilia Ramirez Corzo
Another important element (typical to the studio) considered for the design and functionality of the house was the element of ‘Sound’. Conceived into three exterior adjacent areas the sound of water plays a very important role, bringing coolness during the summer months and a relaxing and harmonious sound that flows through the heart of the house from West to East.