WRITINGS / INTERVIEWS / LECTURES

CELL HOUSE

Los Angeles, California / 2006


This private residence begins with a simple L-shaped mass that creates an elevated, private courtyard. Floor plates, structural frame, and building envelope are not understood as independent systems in this project, but rather as the degree of fusion achieved between systems without the loss of difference. A cellular pattern is used to create apertures in the building envelope and the three-dimensional, structural formations on the interior.

The aesthetic sensibility of the space interplays with structural articulation and attenuation, where structural pathways are sometimes expressed and sometimes obfuscated. It is at these moments that dogmatic understandings of efficiency and excess are questioned.