UDAD 2018 Residential

Birch Residence by Griffin Enright Architects

his 3,600 square foot two-story residence on a flat, semi-urban site in the design district of Los Angeles, California provides new vistas to the city and landscape beyond. The residence is compact, yet designed to create a sense of expanded volume. A double story central volume curves through the house, creating extended views and maximizing daylight from the skylight and sunshade above.

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2018
Third Award | Category: Residential
Architects: Margaret Griffin
Studio: Griffin Enright Architects
Team Members: Margaret Griffin & John Enright, Laura Birch & Griffin Enright Architects, Luminesce, D+Con, Taylor & Syfan, Shamim Engineering Consultants, Benny Chan, FotoWorks
Country: United States
Website: www.griffinenrightarchitects.com

A sculptural stair punctuates the sinuous movement of the house, while a glass bridge reconnects the two wings of the upstairs. An elegant palette of contrasting materials contributes to the expansive feeling of this home. The backyard has a courtyard feel and a curved pool echoes the form of the central volume drawing attention through the house.