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Art/House, West Hollywood, California, United States 
Wednesday 30 Dec 2009
 
Sculpting architecture 
 
Meghan Gallagher 
 
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19/01/10 Spring, Woodstock
UUnbelievable!!! This guy and his team are amazing!
17/01/10 robin, reston
This is the most awesome house I've ever seen! Who is the designer, and how can I contact him?
 

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From a challenging brief asking to transform an existing house into residential sculpture, Art/House is born 

Couture Architecture + living ABODE where asked to create a design which portrayed the unique character of the clients & the artwork housed within, achieve privacy & serenity on a small lot in an urban neighbourhood and to contain strong expressive forms to create a dynamic statement of privacy from the street side.

In response they added a rollup corten steel door and cantilevered stainless steel deck to define the entry and solidity and weight reinforcement through the transition from the hectic outside world to the serene yet dynamic internal space.

Sculpting the exterior, windows are located to capture valued treetop and Hollywood Hill views. Placement disperses ample natural light throughout the interiors while screening out any sign of the adjacent neighbourhood whilst angled and sloped interior walls promote a dynamic spatial flow between the internal spaces. Sunlight washing across walls, floors and ceilings emit a balanced light creating a calm, soft, internal space well sheltered from the hectic and harsh L.A. lifestyle.

Inside the angled walls reveal the artwork from adjacent rooms providing distant viewing and spatial continuity. Simple and strong details articulate the interior spaces providing clean and confident lines throughout the home with continuous charcoal-gray floors ground absolute white walls and ceilings, a simple colour scheme designed as a clean backdrop for the extensive art collection.

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