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Glass Townhomes / Sander Architects

  • 01:00 - 15 December, 2010
Glass Townhomes / Sander Architects
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Client

    Marc and Heather Venegas
  • Contractor

    Icaza Construction and Bugsy Everett

From the architect. The building is divided vertically down the middle to create a pair of three-story condominiums that use many of the eco strategies and materials that have become Sander Architects signatures. Playful architectural details include double-height translucent walls, exposed steel structure, cutouts in interior walls, and plywood railings and ceiling finishes.  More about this project following the break.

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The exterior skin of the building is a double-layer of translucent materials: multi-cell acrylic panels provide the waterproofing inside lapped scales of glass. From the interior this creates a dramatic double-height wall that fills the rooms with light during the day and allows the interior lights to glow from the street at night. The theme of glass continues through the house with the glass detailing in the kitchens and bathrooms.

Some of the green aspects include: extensive glazing to maximize natural daylighting throughout the house, multi-cell acrylic panels (with high R-value) for glazing to reduce heat loss/gain, passive cooling promoted by window placement to create natural air-flow, on-demand water heater, low-flush toilets, low-VOC paint, bamboo flooring, standard incandescent lighting designed to be convertible to compact fluorescent, cabinetry built with materials from managed forests, minimal landscaping with native plants to minimize water, proximity to public transportation + all basic amenities within walking distance.

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voisindeville · December 16, 2010

I usely don't like contempory USA's architecture, too much details, too much material ( for me, the worth of it is gehry's architecture since the bilbao museum in Spain).

Except Steven Holl, and social ideas developpe by the Rural Studio (and surely many architects who create real lowcost architecture that are not published ...)

But i like this one.

I would just like to known if the second skin on the main façade is really usefull.

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Komarovska · December 16, 2010

But the first thing I thought when I saw this house that this is sort of industrial building)

Komarovska · December 16, 2010

Totally agree! This is so stylish

enjoyment · December 16, 2010

Modern architecture in its very best. Extravagant, smart, stylish, cool details, intelligent interiors, efficient plans. Pure enjoyment. Great respect Sander Architects. You don't see projects like this one very often.

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