An existing house and duplex in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles were adaptively reused to realize a live-work, multi-generational family compound. The result is a composition of articulated rectilinear forms situated in a verdant garden. These plantings continue inside the building, blurring the distinction with the outside.
A high vestibule articulated by a grid of asymmetrical panes signifies the entryway. The three-story stairwells operate as light towers and ventilation shafts, providing occupants with natural light and air. Solar energy heats a hydronic radiant system as well as the pool, and the laundry room features a solar window where clothes can be dried naturally.
Project DetailsYear: 2003
Location: Mar Vista, CA
Typology: single family residence
Program: 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 half bath
Size: 4,400 sqft