Los Angeles, California

This all-electric dwelling is designed for any solar orientation, offers different entry approaches and site adaptability to most level lots. Its one-bedroom layout can be modified to accommodate a two-bedroom arrangement and its bathroom can be made universally accessible.

Designed around an L-shaped indoor-outdoor zone where living and kitchen-dining spaces extend into a working courtyard, the plan incorporates the outdoor for everyday living. The 2-bedroom alternative commissions the kitchen area into a second bedroom and assigns the kitchen-dining functions to the living area.

A circulation spine accommodates over-head storage and mechanical needs. Doors and windows are strategically placed for privacy, ventilation, natural light, spatial flow and borrowed views. A staggered series of fences provides soft-edged screening from the main residence and other parts of the property. An optional roof terrace extends outdoor living possibilities.

Intended for an individual, a couple or a small family, this 795 sf dwelling is calibrated to be a self-contained microcosm for living.

Publication: LADBS | Dwell | Architectural Record | WallpaperArchitect Magazine | Los Angeles Times