Joseph Bellomo and Taraneh Naddafi designed House Arc to function as both an emergency shelter option and an attractive solution for backyard home expansion.
Set among the trees, the unit features a shading trellis that limits heat gain. Large windows and sliding glass doors provide natural light, maintain views, and funnel in ocean breezes to cool the interior.
The structure can be installed on concrete piers or with soil screws that are typically used for trailer homes.
Polycarbonate glazing permits light while maintaining privacy, and cedar cladding adds a touch of elegance.