facebook

Crane House by Anonymous Architects

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (1)

Located in Los Angeles, the Crane House is a project that includes two twin houses designed by Anonymous Architects. Because of the small lot size (approx. 2,000 sq.ft each) the footprint of each house was very limited. To overcome such a limited buildable area we conceived of adding bay windows which project out from the building envelope. This is adds an additional 100 sq.ft of usable seating space to each house.

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (5)

There are 5 bays per house and they can be used for seating in the dining room, additional couch space in the living room and even a place for guests to sleep in.

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (12)

The two separate houses are unified together by covering them with an especially fire treated cedar siding on the exterior. The white ‘picket fence’ also ties together the separate properties as it runs along the street frontage of both houses.

Architects: Anonymous Architects
Project: Crane House / Two story building cantilevered structure
Location: Mt Washington, Los Angeles, US
Lot Area: 1,900 & 2,200 sq.ft downslope
Building Area: 1,050 & 1,175 sq.ft
Building footprint: approx 600sq.ft each
Method of construction: Concrete pile foundation and column walls; composite wood (primary floor structure – cantilevers); 2x wood floor, walls and roof
Photographer: Steve King

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (4)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (3)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (13)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (10)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (16)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (8)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (7)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (2)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (9)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (14)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (17)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (6)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (11)

Crane House by Anonymous Architects (15)

Thank you for reading this article!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Kafe Magasinet in Gothenburg / Main Office

Kafe Magasinet was designed by Main Office, a multidisciplinary practice currently developing projects in Sweden and Mexico. Located in Gothenburg, Kafe Magasinet is hosted...

Modern Small Apartment in Kiev by Genesis CTB

There are 2 bathrooms, studio and a bedroom. Kitchen is mounted in a wall, so there is enough space in a living room. Thanks to that we were able to put a dining table for taking food and cooking.

Valburn Residence by Alterstudio Architecture

Designed by Alterstudio Architecture, built by Wilmington-Gordon with landscape design by Mark Word, Valburn Residence is truly an exceptional example of contemporary architecture that celebrates...

Modern Passive Solar Residence: Craven Gap by Samsel Architects

Samsel Architects have recently completed this modern passive solar residence located in Asheville, North Carolina. Description by Samsel Architects: This modern passive solar residence sits...

House for rich birds: Oli-bird by Nikolo Kerimov

Oli–Bird is a birdhouse for "rich birds" designed in 2015 by Finnish designer Nikolo Kerimov. The designer's presentation: Luxury goods are products that are not...

Korokoro Bush Retreat / Parsonson Architects

The Korokoro Bush retreat sits at the end of a narrow road,perched on a steep hillside, looking down a bush-clad valley to the Korokoro Stream with views out to Wellington Harbour through a V in the hills. It is two storied with bedrooms upstairs and livings spaces below.