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Vault House designed by Johnston Marklee in California

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Rizzoli Books, photo by Eric Staudenmaier
on October 14, 2015
Vault House designed by Johnston Marklee in California

Dramatic arches characterize this enigmatic California beach house that's elevated six feet above the sand to guard from major storms. Called the Vault House, it was designed by architecture firm Johnston Marklee. As principal Mark Lee explains: “The envelope was so strict that the design process was more subtractive than additive; we carved away a solid mass to create the rooms. We were reluctant to broadcast the content right away, preferring to mask the complexity and reveal it a little at a time.”

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