The owners wanted to use as much vivid color as possible with as much sustainable materials and technology as possible. After searching for a color scheme, I stumbled upon an art exhibition of the artists Kenneth Nolan and Joseph Albers at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Together with the clients, we chose a painting that evoked the dynamic play of colors and used it as inspiration for the house. The house utilizes solar power, grey water recycling, rain water capture, passive cooling, natural daylighting, and recycled wood floors. For the owners, the house has become a model of sustainable design they share with their students at Occidental College.