West Hollywood, CA
The 1400 sq.ft. gallery questions residential architecture by blending the public function of an art gallery with the domestic components of a house. A new load-bearing wall bisects the building on the diagonal. Two distinct zones were created differentiating the gallery from the residence and separating the public from the private functions. A forced perspective was created within the gallery. The space tapers in plan and section out to the garden courtyard. The roof plane of the gallery was lifted allowing natural light to penetrate the gallery. The reflecting pool extends the gallery floor plane, expanding the perspective beyond the building envelope.