first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34789/linda-rose-duplex-martin-fenlon Clipboard CopyLoft•Los Angeles, United States United States “COPY” Linda Rosa Duplex / Martin FenlonSave this projectSaveLinda Rosa Duplex / Martin Fenlon Loft Save this picture!+ 12 Share Text description provided by the architects. A dilapidated Spanish Colonial duplex sat empty and neglected on a quant hillside street in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles. As an anomaly with two legal units in a single family-zoned neighborhood, the down sloping property was patiently awaiting a drastic renovation by its owners who were eager to take advantage of the spectacular view. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteApariciCeramic Tiles – Glass CollectionDoorsC.R. LaurenceAll-Glass Entrances Featuring DRS Wedge-Lock Door Rail SystemWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsThe view would be packaged and given to renters in exchange for premium rents. And because it was a rental property the budget provided was extremely small. To further add to the challenge, the City of Los Angeles only would allow a 750 s.f. addition to the cramped non-conforming structure. All of the existing framing had to remain or non-conforming rights would be lost. The new structure effectively used the existing foundation and retaining walls and digested the rest of framing into the reworked plans.R.M. Schindler’s ‘Space Architecture’ was used as a point of departure. The space was treated as the raw material and the enclosure the medium, realized within a 4’ reference frame that accommodated standard sizes and minimized waste. On the exterior, the simple, austere plaster-skin enclosure (reminiscent of the original duplex) was shaped and shifted only as a result of spatial requirements. What is left is a continuity of large openings, deep overhangs and terminus walls which maximize the view, natural light and breeze while minimizing the southern sun, undesired sight lines and cost. To respect the neighborhood, a larger, main unit was presented to the street as a single family dwelling with a secondary unit accessed from the side one level below. Inside, the space is shaped by the interplay of high and low ceilings punctuated by dramatic skylights. The low ceilings serve the function of providing duct and vent spaces, the skylights give places for the unwanted heat to go. The southern California light is made palpable where these low and high ceilings interlock; its ethereal quality piercing through the building mass like it does to the underside of the many overpasses around Los Angeles, freeing the restless space to the sky above.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessCity Shortens Nouvel’s 53rd Street TowerArticlesAD Round Up: Public Facilities Part IIArticlesProject locationAddress:Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  912 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projectscenter_img Architects: Martin Fenlon Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/34789/linda-rose-duplex-martin-fenlon Clipboard Linda Rosa Duplex / Martin Fenlon ArchDaily Year:  2009 CopyAbout this officeMartin FenlonOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftLos AngelesHousesUnited StatesPublished on September 12, 2009Cite: “Linda Rosa Duplex / Martin Fenlon” 12 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Linda Rosa Duplex / Martin Fenlon是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more