Set in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, this spec house sits in stark contrast to its immediate neighbors. Rather than express the maximized allowable construction along the setbacks and height restrictions (i.e., stairs, balconies, chimneys, eaves, beams, etc.) this project keeps everything taught within its compact frame. Coincidentally, the Specific Plan overlay for Mt. Washington demands uniqueness in style throughout the neighborhood. What a perfect opportunity to go introverted. While the exterior is quite muted, the interiors are composed of discrete objects and surfaces that make for rich environments.
Spec House / unbuilt / 2010-11
principal: Ramiro Diaz-Granados
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