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Johnston Marklee

Ark House . Pacific Palisades

Johnston Marklee . Ark House . Pacific Palisades afasia (1)

Johnston Marklee . photos: © Eric Staudenmaier

Sited on the edge of a large parcel near the Pacific Ocean, the Ark House is a small studio building on the site of Richard Neutra’s 1934 Sten-Frenke House.

The design and massing of the structure, which includes a private office suite and guest quarters, is a response to the conditions set forth by the main building. The curved façade of the new structure mirrors and doubles the distinct curved volume of the sun room in the main house: a signature geometric form in Neutra’s early work in North America.
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LOCATION
Pacific Palisades, CA, US

YEARS
2011-2018

PARTNERS
Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee

PROJECT TEAM
Project Lead: Anton Schneider; Project Team: Nicholas Hofstede, Karl Wruck, Amanda Moschel, Philipp Breuer, Toni-Maria Anschuetz, Aleris Rodgers

CONSULTANT TEAM
Structural & Civil Engineer: C.W. Howe Partners, Inc.; Mechanical Engineer: Antieri & Haloossim Consulting Engineers; Geothermal Engineer: Meline Engineering; Geotechnical Engineer: Geosystems, Inc.; Surveyor: Becker & Miyamoto; Client Representative: Mark Haddawy

CONSTRUCTION TEAM
DBG Inc.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Eric Staudenmaier