Lemoyne Residence
Residential | Single Family
Echo Park | CA | USA
2016 | Schematic Design



This new accessory dwelling unit (ADU), located on the site of a single family residence on a hillside in Echo Park is an experiment in maximizing living space in a confined footprint. The area of the project was severely limited, we looked at ways of visually expanding the space by adding forced perspective inherent in the form and strategically placing glass and reflective surfaces to let light and view infiltrate the space in unexpected ways, thus expanding one's perception of the space.

The back of the unit actually faces a valley with an unobstructed view. To capitalize on this, we moved the entry and patio to the rear of the rental, leaving it wide open, yet still very private. All design cues and details are pared down to their most minimal state in order to make obvious that the space and view is the primary driver of the design.