LOS ANGELES, CA
The accessory dwelling unit offers Los Angeles a means to increase density within our neighborhoods. This secondary home is sited at the back of a lot located in mid-city Los Angeles. The 15,000 sq ft lot is unique in that a tributary of the LA River / Ballona Creek runs through the site. The new dwelling is situated at the back of the lot, opposite the main house and separated by the creek.
The new detached residential dwelling comprises 1,200 sq ft of living space. The open plan consists of the main living area with living room, kitchen and dining. The space has a soaring ceiling clad with cedar planks that extends to the outdoors via a sliding wall of glass. The exterior deck and pool is protected from the strong Los Angeles sun with the aid of an oversized roof. The massive eave is supported by a steel moment frame at the window wall and by strategically placed slender round pipe columns. The columns are situated at the perimeter of the deck in the form of a V to minimize impact on the patio.
Los Angeles, CA
Accessory Dwelling Unit
1,200 sq ft
Kim + Associates, Structural
Obando & Associates, Inc, Civil
Tso Construction, Inc
A bedroom, bath and spa (sauna, shower and changing room) complete the interior. The water elements are integral to the building. The jacuzzi spa is located at the upper deck and cascades down to the lower body of water that doubles as a swimmers pool. A series of outdoor rooms are defined by the various bodies of water. The looming roof extends over the pool providing protection while swimming. An oculus penetrates the overhang, making one aware of the sun’s impact throughout the day and at various times of the year.