Photographs: Eric Staudenmaier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Eric Staudenmaier+ 15 Share Houses “COPY” 2013 Lopez House / Martin Fenlon Architecture Area: 2200 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Acuity Brands, Andersen Windows & Doors, Caesarstone, Dex o Tex, GAF, Kohler, Lithonia Lighting, Sherwin-Williams, Stimson Lumber Company, Trend Group, Zephyr, Escenium HAUS, FMI Products, Hampton Bay, Morning Star, WhirlpoolSave this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierText description provided by the architects. This project, located in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles, is situated on an irregularly-shaped, steeply-sloping lot. Faced with a limited budget, it was particularly challenging to negotiate the constraints of the lot while taking advantage of the site’s sweeping view. The owners wanted the house to evoke the area’s craftsmen architecture, so this vernacular served as a basis for the design.Save this picture!Section AAThe floor levels, stacked over the garage below, are stepped up the hillside and adjust to the shape of the lot. Both the living area and the master bedroom are oriented towards the view.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThe main spaces are cross-ventilated and organized around the central stair hall, which creates a stack effect that augments the passive air system. The walls of every space in the house are capped with an exposed header.Save this picture!© Eric StaudenmaierThis technique, originally derived from Bernard Maybeck, was later used by Rudolph Schindler as a way to reduce finish costs. Each of the headers has been split into two, sandwiching the walls from the interior and the exterior. They double as finish material inside and out, which reduces the cost while allowing insulation and waterproofing to pass in between. These headers, along with all of the railings, exposed structure, and sun-shade trellises, are built with common 2×4’s and 2×12’s, painted black. What results is a combination of economy, sustainability, and structure, manifested in the encompassing black woodwork.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAntonio Derka School / Obranegra ArquitectosSelected ProjectsVantan Design Institute Osak / eleven nine inteiror design officeSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/549331/lopez-house-martin-fenlon-architecture Clipboard United States Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/549331/lopez-house-martin-fenlon-architecture Clipboard Photographs Lopez House / Martin Fenlon ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLopez House / Martin Fenlon Architecture ArchDaily CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States CopyAbout this officeMartin Fenlon ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on September 27, 2014Cite: “Lopez House / Martin Fenlon Architecture” 27 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.