"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz, who created a compound—four dwellings connected by bridges and clustered around a courtyard lap pool—for himself and his family in Venice, California. Sophie, 11, rinses o
Sophie, 11, rinses off in the outdoor shower made from 12-by-12-inch Syndecrete tiles cut into 3-by-3-inch squares, which Hertz intentionally set so that they appear to undulate. The sink is from Boffi; the shower fixtures are Arne Jacobsen for Vola.
"Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz. As a young man surfing in Bali, he was impressed by tropical village compounds where indoors and out flow into each other.
January 20, 2009