A Modern Home: From Concept to Tour

Way back in Sept. of 2006, ultra hip MoCo Loco Meta:MoCo, posted a blurb about a redo/enlargement of a family home in Southern California by Neil Denari Architects of Los Angeles:
+ NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects' Alan Family House renovation / extension project. “The family has asked that 1,000 sf be added to the site in addition to the existing 1,000 sf house. They have also asked that the architecture serve to articulate their identity as a ‘family brand’ that is unique to their unit.”. See Current Projects> Alan Family House.

, a fabulous online site about Los Angeles neighborhoods and surroundings, then shared these conceptual renderings with their readers:

The Alan Voo house was actually completed in 2007 and below are the actual photos below (you'll see they made a good call and toned down the 'bright' colors a bit) and even take a tour through the home at this year's CA Boom show.

(the text and images below are from the architecture firm's site)

The clients for this house renovation / extension, a couple with three daughters, are a creative, democratic unit. The father directs film trailers, the mother is a graphic designer and illustrator, while the high school / middle school / elementary school aged daughters are all immersed in their own versions of their parents visual cultures. The family have asked that 1,000 sf be added to the site in addition to the existing 1,000 sf house.

The scheme leaves half of the house for the daughter’s bedrooms and incorporates the other half plus new extensions in front and back into a public zone and a private bedroom for the parents. This strategy amounts to a new 16 ft wide linear house being inserted into the existing house. Multi-toned, bright colors accentuate the new pieces which suggests a graphic expression representative of the family’s interests.

NMDA - Neil Denari Architects
12615 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310 390 3033

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