Horizon House

Originally built as a part of the Horizon Home Program to showcase modern uses of concrete construction, has outlived and outshone many of its program contemporaries. Essentially a circular building with a waved roof, the buildings soft, rounded shapes are clearly to invoke the feel of smooth seashells. Furthermore, the structural supports of the building are suspended from the central column, allowing the building to be encapsulated in 360 degrees of glass. (2017)

Architect: George A. Bissell

Built: 1964

Style: Modernist

Type: Residential

Address: 31911 National Park Dr

City: Laguna Niguel


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Taylor, L.H. (2020, February 13). George Bissell: Orange County Architect. Preserve Orange County. www.preserveorangecounty.org/tracts/2020/2/13/george-bissell-orange-county-architect