MuSh Residence

A single-family residence designed for a couple and set in a postwar subdivision, a few blocks away from the ‘hip’ strip of Sawtelle Blvd. in Los Angeles.
The owners’ lifestyle revolves around the creating, exhibiting and sale of art and photography. As such, the project took on a complex and aggressive set of programs aimed at integrating domestic, entertainment and work activities. In addition, there were two unique requirements: one, the project needed to include an autonomous but fully integrated apartment for the wife’s elderly mother; two, after a decade of loft living devoid of access to exterior living spaces, the owners requested that the project be planned to maximize usable outdoor spaces for entertaining. Specific to the work programs, there was the need for an art studio for the husband, home offices and a dedicated exhibition space as an extension of the wife’s gallery business.
The street front garage/studio unit is two stories with a 4-car garage (doubling as an art production space), an integrated apartment on the ground floor with an art studio on the 2nd floor. The R2 zoning designation was beneficial in allowing the apartment to operate autonomously from the rest of the programs on the property and as such it has its own kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The main house, situated in the back of the property, is a three-story structure containing the living, dining and kitchen programs on the ground floor, home office and a guest room on the second and the master suite on the third floor.
The two structures are clothed in a custom-patterned zinc rain screen to personify the monolithic quality of the volumes while the imprints of the circulation/exhibition ribbon are identified through the use of structural glazing framed with Ipe wood. The Zinc cladding is conceptualized and detailed as a skin - a simple wrapper. Its combination of differing size panels and a special depressed unit interacts delicately with the sunlight - offering smooth and pattern shadowed variations of the skin as the day passes. To protect the artwork, high performance glass was used to virtually eliminate the penetration of harmful UV light.
Garage Entry
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“Color combo” — sungddes
Entry
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“MuSh Residence by Studio 0.10 Architects” — vladimirnovakart
Studio Entry
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“interesting staircase” — Sean Scott
Main Entry
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“MuSh Residence by Studio 0.10 Architects” — vladimirnovakart
Studio Kitchen
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“ceasar stone?” — mk52913
Studio Shower
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“MuSh Residence by Studio 0.10 Architects” — vladimirnovakart
Stair Window
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“zink” — iv design
Back of House
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“MuSh Residence by Studio 0.10 Architects” — vladimirnovakart
Main House
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“I luv this simple but interesting building,.” — Tracy's designs
Main House
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“zinc panels” — garruto
Southwest View of House
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“Office exterior” — allthrees
Southwest View of House
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“Sawtelle, Los Angele, California 89 Very Walkable Transit Score: 37 (Some transit)” — John Hill
Interior Hallway
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“Dynamics” — saschepis
Interior Hallway
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“gorgeous window casing” — austine
Stairway to Master Suite
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“Everything's minimalist modern” — readymixin
MuSh Residence
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“Dislike” — Romeo Aung
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