Los Angeles Residence and Art Studio

An artist whose work includes large paintings and woodcuts sought a situation that would combine the large, low-cost spaces of downtown lofts with the amenities of suburban housing. A triangular lot in a canyon adjacent to parkland is the site for this low-cost building.

The maximum footprint of the sloping site was built to create a first-floor studio of 2,400 square-feet with 16-foot ceiling.
The simplest construction materials and methods were employed to construct the 4,900 square-foot building for about $150,000. An informal compositional approach was used to incorporate a mixture of new and old materials with elevation changes made in progress.