Ronald Davis -The Artist
Davis Studio and Residence, Malibu, California 1968-72
Frank O. Gehry, Architect

Malibu Studio

The building was framed in Douglas fir and clad in sheets of corrugated galvanized steel and exposed plywood. The steel roof, following the slope of the hillside, tilts steeeply from a thirty-foot height at one corner to ten feet on the diagonal corner. A twenty by twenty foot central skylight and carefully positioned windows frame views of the sky, ocean, and surrounding hillsides. Two poured-concrete terraces bracket the house on opposite sides. The siting is such that the building is always approached obliquely.