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Abbot Kinney Residence / Dennis Gibbens Architects

  • 00:00 - 1 April, 2010
Abbot Kinney Residence / Dennis Gibbens Architects
Abbot Kinney Residence / Dennis Gibbens Architects, © Nazy Alvarez
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Text description provided by the architects. Abbot Kinney Boulevard is one of the main thoroughfares in the coastal neighborhood of Venice, a section of Los Angeles. The street contains a unique blend of restaurants, small boutiques, and one-of-a-kind retail establishments, along with single-family houses, apartments, and live-work spaces for artists-in-residence.

© Nazy Alvarez
© Nazy Alvarez

This mixed-use project is situated in the middle of a stretch along the boulevard known for its many recent examples of architectural experimentation. The ground floor houses parking and a single retail tenant; the two upper floors contain a single-family residence.

© Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

The public residential spaces are on the second floor surrounding a private courtyard. The third floor contains bedrooms and a large exterior dining and entertainment deck.

© Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

The entire shell of the building is constructed of board-formed poured-in-place concrete. Other exterior walls are glass or stucco - non-corrosive materials practical for their use near the ocean. The roughly textured surfaces of the concrete - both inside and out - contrast sharply with the smooth and highly refined finish materials, which include tile, stone, stainless steel, stained woods, and smooth terrazzo floors.

© Ryan Turner
© Ryan Turner

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Cite: "Abbot Kinney Residence / Dennis Gibbens Architects" 01 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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