Controversial 13,000 Sq. Ft. Home Gets Approved

The San Diego Planning Commission has rubber stamped a massive Zaha Hadid-designed private home. The dramatic architecture has had locals forming "anti-Zaha coalitions."
November 8, 2011, 11am PST | Tim Halbur
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The four-bedroom, six-bath home features an indoor pool, and is an "introverted sculptural structure," according to Hadid's firm. While sitting on only a half-acre site, the distinctive roof will be seen from a distance:

"Members of the [La Jolla Community Planning Association] claimed that the project violated the local planned district ordinance and worried that the house was, as member Ed Furtek put it at a meeting, 'significantly different from other neighborhood homes.' Another member, Dale Naegle, went further: 'If we approve this we might as well as abandon our La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance It is a beautiful house, but it doesn't fit.'"

Pictures at The Architect's Newspaper.

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Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in The Architect's Newspaper
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