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Tattuplex

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Tattuplex Project Completion Date Spring of 2013. Project Data 7,500 square-foot lot A 600 square-foot studio above, a 1,130 square-foot onebedroom unit below with a 400 square-foot garage $500,000 budget Site Conditions: 50’ x 150’ street to street lot with a 30’ grade change. Program The client, a Zen Buddhist nurse, envisioned this project as a compound, a place for community and celebration as well as reflection and recuperation. He wanted to combine complexity of space with simplicity of materials, create a strong indoor-outdoor connection, offer a variety of rooms filled with light and air, and provide a continuous ambulatory for meditative walks. Design Intent We started by abandoning the box: designed in SketchUp and translated to Revit before being digitally fabricated, we deployed a three-axis, equilateral grid to accommodate a 1,100 square-foot one-bedroom unit below and a 600 square-foot studio above for this kit-of-parts duplex. Modest moves - like rotating the plan twelve degrees and by using pop-outs where it made sense - increased the livablity of the spaces while establishing axes that opened up a multiplicity of views unavailable otherwise. For the construction we took common, everyday materials and methods and pushed them, first by imposing the hexagonal order upon the typically rectilinear technologies of board-formed concrete and red steel, which then prompted the modification of virtually every other element - from the plumbing and mechanical systems, to the built-in cabinetry, to the off-the shelf steel stairs - standard systems all adapting to the rigors of the 60-degree geometry. Tattuplex

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Neighborhood - Silver Lake

Location - Loma Vista Place

Roof Plan Tattuplex

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An overview of a recent project, the Tattuplex in Silverlake.

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