Car Park House in Echo Park

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Car Park House in Echo Park

Contemporary Home for People and Cars in LA, USA – design by Anonymous Architects

Jan 21, 2017

Car Park House

Design: Anonymous Architects

Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California

Car Park House

Car Park House

Starting with a vacant lot with a very steep down-slope from the street, the design of the house places the carport on the roof with the residence below. In addition to being a dramatic shift of expectations, it is also a logical response to the building code which requires parking for two vehicles.

Car Park House

This inversion moves the typical ground floor of the house up on the roof and makes the simple act of arriving home – and driving onto the roof of the house – a surprise every time.

Car Park House

Car Park House

The roof is also usable as deck space and has unobstructed views of the San Gabriel Mountains, which are to the Northeast of Los Angeles.

Car Park House

Because of the steep terrain the house is designed to float over the hillside. This reduces the amount of foundation required and also means that the only way to access the house is over the bridge – so it is truly a floating structure.

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The added benefit of providing the parking and the house as the same structure is to eliminate the need for additional foundations and walls for a garage.

Car Park House

Car Park House in Echo Park – Building Information

Date of completion: August 2013
Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California
Clients: Hal Ozsan/ Judson Williams
Architect: Simon Storey/ Anonymous Architects, Los Angeles
Lot Area: 8,477 sq.ft
Building Area: 1,405 sq.ft
Building footprint: 1,405 sq.ft – single level dwelling with roof deck/ parking. 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms.
Method of construction: Concrete pile foundation with concrete pilasters above grade; steel (primary floor structure – cantilevers); wood floor, walls and roof

Car Park House

Photographers: Steve King

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