Architects: Sander Architects Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Sharon Risedorph Engineer: Farshid Behshid, IDG Structural Engineering Contractor: Icaza Construction Landscape: Catherine Holliss, Zack Freedman Collaborators: Klara Rodstrom, John Ford, Adam Licht, Catherine Holliss (Director of Interior Design) A pair of townhouses that face one another over a drivable courtyard, these two houses are like siblings—related but not identical. They both have three floors with double height living spaces that create visual drama. We have used bus graphics for the glass walls that face each other in order to allow in light but retain privacy. The graphics for these panels was developed from images that the owner shot and manipulated. The rest of the building skin is composed of a shade screen created by diagonal, 1” x 2” aluminum angles.
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