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Part Office

Eagle Rock House. Los Angeles

© Naho Kubota

Part Office . photos: © Naho Kubota

The Eagle Rock House is the renovation and addition to a 1963 home in east Los Angeles located at the end of a small cul-de-sac. With a steep hillside yard, kidney-bean shaped pool, and views to the San Gabriel mountains, the house embodied the quintessential, non-distinct suburban Los Angeles home.

The clients – an art dealer, avid cook, and their two children – purchased the house sight-unseen from a family who had haphazardly expanded and renovated the home over the years, resulting in a series of disconnected interior spaces fitted with a bricolage of materials void of any intention. Continue reading Part Office

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CAN

Mountain View . London

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CAN . photos: © Jim Stephenson . + wallpaper

A radical transformation of an Edwardian Semi in South East London.

The house opens up progressively as you move through the Ground Floor, from the dark monochromatic front room through to the full height sliding door looking onto the garden. Continue reading CAN

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Arrokabe

House in Camiño Real . Santiago de Compostela

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Arrokabe Arquitectos . photos: © Luis Díaz Díaz

La parcela está junto al Camino (Vía de la Plata), en su entrada al ámbito urbano de la ciudad de Santiago de Compostela. Se trata de una zona híbrida entre lo rural y lo urbano. Asimismo la propia topografía de la zona hace que, en relación al Camino, la nueva edificación, a pesar de retranquearse de la alineación de la calle, se haga muy visible y se muestre como un elemento importante dentro de un entorno que es la antesala de una zona más urbana. Esta circunstancia ha condicionado de manera sustancial los aspectos relacionados con la volumetría, la composición y materialidad de la nueva pieza. Continue reading Arrokabe