Dwell on Design Exclusive House Tour: Los Feliz Residence

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Dwell on Design Exclusive House Tour: Los Feliz Residence

This East side modern home designed by Techentin Buckingham Architecture, Inc. is located in Los Feliz, a hip area of LA.

From the architect:

This house is the result of several design strategies pursued in parallel. It opens up to the surrounding views and heritage trees of the neighborhood while simultaneously endeavoring to maintain privacy within. The design includes and experiments with a variety of modern and traditional sustainable systems such as high-performance glass and traditional methods of natural cooling. The spatial relationships between the rooms helps induce and orchestrate air flows, while concurrently organizing the display and conservation of an art collection. The overlap between these strategies allowed for unique and fun design opportunities.

The design re-used the foundations and selected materials of the existing house. The building envelope is composed of a black-painted, redwood ‘rain-screen’ placed over Hypalon rubber siding to shade the walls. The kitchen uses Polygal greenhouse siding to modulate the morning light. A variety of high-performance glass systems were used throughout.

Top photos courtesy of Techentin Buckingham Architecture, Inc. All other photos by Julie Karatzis of Cartoules Letterpress.

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