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Centered Home, Los Angeles Building



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Centered Home in Los Angeles
May 12, 2022
Design: Annie Barrett and Hye-Young Chung
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Photos: Brandon Shigeta
Centered Home, LA
Architects Annie Barrett (of aalso architects) and Hye-Young Chung (of HYCArch) have completely transformed an existing Spanish-style house in Los Angeles for a couple anticipating semi-retirement, and the programmatic shifts that a new phase of life brings.

Centered Home marks a long, deeply collaborative process between the architects, who run individual firms on opposite coasts, and the homeowners, who are passionate lovers of design and art with impeccable, exacting attention to detail. The home facilitates the owners? aspiration to approach their future ?expansively, intentionally, and with curiosity,? says Barrett.
Approaching Centered Home from the street, a dense screen of San Pedro cacti makes way for a minimalist rectilinear form clad in charred shou sugi ban rainscreen siding, standing in contrast to the landscape?s polychromatic lushness. Informed by a balance of meditative solitude and exuberant communal living, the home is designed as a series of nested conditions organized concentrically: an interior ?cube,? within a mediating shell of space for communal activities, within the perimeter of landscape. The most private programs are at the core, and the most public are oriented in relationship to the landscap...
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