Morris House / Martin Fenlon Architecture

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” United States photographs:  Eric StaudenmaierPhotographs:  Eric StaudenmaierContractor:Kevin AndersonLandscape Design:Joel BoulangerCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. This project, located in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, consists of an addition and renovation to an existing ranch house situated on a gently down-sloping lot with an exceptional view. With the goal of maximizing light and space on a limited budget, the design was developed and modified in an improvisational manner by the architect and the owners over the course of construction.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe living, dining, and master bedroom and bathroom areas were extended out from the back of the existing house within a contrasting wood-clad addition, forming a new carport underneath. The newly extended spaces have floor to ceiling glass walls, which let in an abundance of natural light and frame the expansive view.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe roof of the main living space is punctured by a centrally placed skylight (reminiscent of ancient Roman compluvia, a centrally placed opening in the roof that brought in natural light and collected rainwater), which releases unwanted hot air out of the passively cooled space. Skylights also puncture the renovated kitchen which is now continuous with the living and dining areas. Together, these spaces flow out onto the new outdoor deck, where a sun-breaker frames the sky, transitioning from the interior to the exterior beyond.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierGiven the collaborative, improvisational nature of the project, multiple visions coincided in place of a typically singular one, with a result that is both rigid and relaxed; the addition hovers formally over the landscape, while casually integrating with the ground beneath it as a stair descends to an unfurling wood-clad runway.Project gallerySee allShow lessMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Honored with “Memorial in the Sky”Architecture NewsHow to Fix America’s Infrastructure ProblemMisc Share Morris House / Martin Fenlon ArchitectureSave this projectSaveMorris House / Martin Fenlon Architecture Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier+ 13 Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Morris House / Martin Fenlon Architecture “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMartin Fenlon ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 01, 2015Cite: “Morris House / Martin Fenlon Architecture” 01 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs 2014 CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States 2014 Year:  Projects Area:  2200 ft² Area:  2200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img