Share on Facebook

Mon 26.7.

‘Jovanovic Residence’ by LOHA Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (US)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 26.07.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Jovanovic Residence by LOHA Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, photo by Michael Weschler

The US architectural practice LOHA architects recently realised this extension of a single family home situated on an aggressively sloping site in the Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. A textile facade made from a continuous foil wrap merges various program elements including a new guest suite, significant modifications to the master bedroom, exterior decking, and exterior facade.

Jovanovic Residence by LOHA Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, photo by Michael Weschler

“Usually used to shade vegetation and outdoor space from insects and bugs, this PVC coated polyester woven yarn was re-formulated to sustainably and programmatically cast a new identity and energy on the house. Separated from the existing stucco finish, the durable skin protects the house from solar abuse and heat gain. In addition, rather than following the form directly, the skin reduces the geometries of the existing house to simplified, planar shapes. The resultant forms create a powerful dialogue between existing and new space. At times privacy screening / guardrail / shading device, the skin embraces the house to create new found relationships between indoor and outdoor and public and private.”

Jovanovic Residence by LOHA Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, photo by Michael Weschler

Jovanovic Residence by LOHA Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, photo by Michael Weschler

Jovanovic Residence by LOHA Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, photo by Michael Weschler

Jovanovic Residence by LOHA Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, photo by Michael Weschler

to the LOHA Architects profile @ Architonic

The Independent Source for
Products, Materials and Concepts Architonic | architecture and design
Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries. Creative materials consultants to the architecture and creative industries.
Fascinating World of Design for
Modern Kids Kidsmodern - Fascinating World of Design for Modern Kids
Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide
International Architecture News International Architecture News
Online Design Magazine Online Design Magazine