David Hertz Architects Inc conceived the original Wing House located in in the remote hills of Malibu. The house is composed of several volumes, each one built using various parts of a Boeing 747-200 aircraft.
The unusual looking project was born as a result of the owner’s need for a particular type of house:” “The client, a woman who co-owns a Mercedes car dealership, requested curvilinear/feminine shapes for the building. The progenitor of the building’s form was envisioned as a floating curved roof. It soon became apparent, that in fact, an airplane wing itself could work. In researching airplane wings and superimposing different airplane wing types on the site to scale, the wing of a 747, at over 2,500 sq. ft., became an ideal configuration to maximize the views and provide a self supporting roof with minimal additional structural support needed”, explained the architects. It doesn’t get more original than this. The residence is sustainable, aesthetically intriguing and with a design perfectly framing the surrounding landscape.