House with lap pool by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

The upper volume, which is at a 90 degree angle to the lower level, houses the master bedroom suite that frames views of the mountains. It engages the earth at one end and floats above the ground at the other opening up completely to the views and canyon beyond. A 75-foot lap pool slices through the building and marks the open air entrance. The Jai House is designed by LOHA as a study of the interaction between building and landscape. It sits on a gently sloping site overlooking the Santa Monica Mountains in California, USA. The primary level houses the main public spaces and acts as a buffer to Mulholland Highway.