Sinoway Residence venice, california    


A typical Los Angeles 50x100 foot subdivision lot is treated as a field within which inner and outer volumes of space are imploded, sliced, opened, and stretched.

An existing wood frame house was broken open- symbolically bisected by an L.A. roadway- and a light steel frame was dropped onto it.

The skeletal frame is juxtaposed by structurally independent walls of concrete floated within the site.



A series of interlocking spacial conditions are developed throughout the project which further elaborate a volumetric implosion of the exterior site into the structure.

The spatial interlocks create conditions which envelop exterior and interior and develop pockets of enclosed exterior spaces as well as layered roof and wall systems.

A resultant network of directional forces occur which volumetrically envelops the structure and the site.