GRILL DUPLEX



LOCATION: VENICE, CA

DATE: 2008

PROGRAM: LIVE/WORK DUPLEX

SIZE: 3600 SF



A two unit live work development backing on to the Venice Canals is an exercise in densification of habitable space in a regular zoned residential area. Simple California Colored Stucco Exterior and imported sophisticated Energy saving window and door system from Austria together with sustainable heating and warm water systems form an international building collaboration.

This two unit development is used as a home office and apartments for an Austrian Web design and Advertising outrigger office and their employees. The goal of the design was to create a highly dense yet live-able environment with open space and roof access. Fitting in a tight Residential zoning on the backside of the Venice Canals the project uses a mixture of materials from California and Austria. Window and door systems were imported from Austria and are combined with a sustainable array of californian features, such as concrete floors with radiant heat, solar assisted tankless hot water and natural ventilation according to wind patterns. The design tries to distinguish the different units from each other by using different treatments of colored stucco and perforated metal cladding. Special attention is paid to the different functions of the various components. Office expansion and reconfiguration of apartments is still possible in order to either enlarge or reduce the components of the living or working areas.

CLIENT: Ulrich & Niki Grill

DESIGN TEAM: Mark Mack, Matt Bean, Gerardo Rivero, Kyle Richardson

CONSULTANTS: IDG Structural Engineering (Structural), ALLWest Geoscience (Geotechnical), South Bay Energy Consultants (Title 24), Methane Specialists (Methane Investigation)

BUILDER: Moss Building

PRODUCTS: Josko (Windows/Doors)





SECTION

UPPER DINING ROOM

RENDERING

SECTION

SECTION

RENDERING

RENDERING

UPPER DINING ROOM

UPPER DINING ROOM

FRONT FACADE

FRONT FACADE

FRONT FACADE

CORNER VIEW

CORNER VIEW

CORNER VIEW

VIEW FROM STREET

VIEW FROM STREET

VIEW FROM STREET

CONFERENCE ROOM

CONFERENCE ROOM

CONFERENCE ROOM

ENTRY COURT

ENTRY COURT

ENTRY COURT

REAR FACADE

REAR FACADE

REAR FACADE

OFFICE

OFFICE

OFFICE

NIGHT VIEW

NIGHT VIEW

NIGHT VIEW

UNDERSIDE OF LOFT

UNDERSIDE OF LOFT

UNDERSIDE OF LOFT

ROOF DECK

ROOF DECK

ROOF DECK

OFFICE KITCHEN

OFFICE KITCHEN

OFFICE KITCHEN

STAIR UP TO ROOF

STAIR UP TO ROOF

STAIR UP TO ROOF