Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Year: 2018 Built area: 18,000 sqft
Los Angeles Business Council, Housing Award 2019
Gold Nugget Award, Custom Home, Grand 2019
AIA|LA Residential Architecture Award, Single-Family Residential, Merit 2019
Perched atop a Bel Air hilltop, Orum is a three-level, 18,800-square-foot home designed to subtly ‘float’ above its environs.
Given its prominent positioning above a relatively developed neighborhood, the motivation behind the design of the home was to create a residence that could meld into its surroundings while maximizing views. The three-story structure, which takes on the shape of a three-winged propeller, is wrapped in glass that mirrors its sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin, unobstructed from the Getty Center to Long Beach, Century City, and Downtown.
Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA
Founder + Design Principal
Zoltan leads SPF:a’s award-winning studio, a team that has been recognized with over 80 national and regional design accolades. Prior to founding SPF:a in 1990 with partner Judit, he worked closely alongside Jerrold E. Lomax, FAIA, a case study maestro and one of the original LA-12. In 2005, Zoltan was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
Judit M. Fekete-Pali, LEED AP
Founder + Creative Director
Judit been responsible for the strategic direction and artistic vision of SPF:a since launching the firm with partner Zoltan in 1990. Aside from serving as the firm’s managing principal, she is also the head curator of the SPF:a Gallery, founded in 2007 and focused on the symbiotic relationship between art and architecture.
8609 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90232