Second House in Culver City, Los Angeles

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Second House in Culver City, Los Angeles

New Residential Building Project in L.A., CA, USA – design by FreelandBuck

Jan 15, 2019

Second House

Architects: FreelandBuck

Location: Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Second House in Culver City, Los Angeles

Los Angeles-and-New York-based architecture office FreelandBuck recently completed a new residential project, Second House, in Culver City, Los Angeles.

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

The new 1,500-square-foot home is an intricate aggregation of interior and exterior volumes. Located on a tight site behind an existing residence, the new structure borrows the steeply pitched rooflines of the front house while turning inward around a private, central courtyard.

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Each room of the house is expressed as a distinct block paired with a corresponding exterior space (two entry alcoves and a balcony overlooking the courtyard) carved from the buildable footprint. Even though the program is articulated as separate volumes, the interior and exterior spaces are woven together into a single, visually continuous living space.

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Transitions and thresholds are emphasized by an alternating arrangement of material surfaces, creating a series of dramatically different spaces that are integrated into a single environment.

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Floor materials such as tight-veined grey limestone and white stained knotty pine suggest distinctions between interior and exterior. The interior stairs are painted bright red and orange, with the colors leaking into adjacent bedrooms and living spaces depending upon light intensity and time of day. Light cascades down into the interior from high windows, providing views to the sky and hills.

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The exterior is clad with custom-patterned cement board panels and can be read as a monolithic mass. The orthogonal surfaces have a slightly darker tone than those at a diagonal, producing an ambiguous reading between a single rectangular block and three aligned wedges. In contrast to the differentiated-but-open ground floor, the master bedroom and guest room at the second level are isolated volumes, each contained in a separate wedge.

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The house strikes a balance between volumetric distinction and spatial continuity and creates an environment in constant modulation; whether by natural and artificial light, the opening of doors and windows, or the configuration of furniture.

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Second House, Los Angeles – Building Information

Architects: FreelandBuck
• The new 1,500-square-foot home is an intricate aggregation of interior and exterior volumes
• Each room is expressed through the massing and carves out a corresponding exterior space, creating a continuous flow between indoors and outdoors
• Transitions and thresholds are emphasized by an alternating arrangement of material surfaces, creating a series of dramatically different spaces that are integrated into a single environment
• Interior stairs are painted bright red and orange, with the colors leaking into adjacent bedrooms and living spaces depending upon light variability or time of day
• Floors: tight-veined grey limestone and white stained knotty pine suggest distinctions between interior and exterior
• Exterior: clad with custom-patterned cement board panels and can be read as a monolithic mass
• Custom fabricated lights hang in the front hall and living room, projecting colorfully textured shadows on the interior faces of each volume translated into a lamp shade at the scale of a house
Lead Designers: Brennan Buck, David Freeland
Project Team: Johannes Beck, Nick Schwaller
Furniture provided by Knoll Inc.

Second House in Culver City Los Angeles

Photography: Eric Staudenmaier

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Location: Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, USA




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