Located in the Elysian Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Echo House and detached artist studio are positioned to perceptually inhabit the adjacent community garden, and present views of the downtown skyline and surrounding hills
The Oleander house offers several points of connection with the outside: the porch on the first floor serves as a welcoming element, and the dining room that opens onto the garden provides a union with the outdoors.
Starting with a vacant lot with a very steep down-slope from the street, the design of the Car Park house places the carport on the roof with the residence below. In addition to being a dramatic shift of expectations, it is also a logical response to the building code which requires parking for two vehicles.
Located directly uphill from the iconic music venues of the Sunset Strip, LOHA updated a 1939 Hollywood home by opening up the internal layout to a new series of layered indoor-outdoor spaces enclosed by a translucent screen. LOHA created a dynamic home by hybridizing the existing structure with new interventions.
The Mulholland house on the cusp of a fold in the Hollywood Hills identifies the differential complexity of the steep hillside as its functional and formal generator. The stark, rigid appearance enters a dialogue with the landscape, defining itself as a real object through the process of alienating its context.
Located in the heart of the Venice neighborhood, the Cloy Ave Residence is an embodiment of California beach style living. It was originally a complete remodel of a home and includes additions to an existing home in which every space and element was expanded and updated.