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Backyard Plug-in

Santa Monica, CA


Prefab Home Tour
Sunday, June 17, 2012


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A 750 sf Addition to an existing 1940's house, the addition simply plugs into the house with minimal alterations required to the existing structure. The family of four wanted to have additional bedrooms, an open kitchen and living space and a new laundry room and powder room all at the same level. To achieve these goals the Backyard Plug in houses the public space including a new open kitchen and living space, while the existing house was renovated to house all the private spaces including additional bedrooms, bathrooms, music room and laundry room. The Back Yard Plug-in Module is a hybrid prefabricated structure using Blue Sky Building Systems structural steel frame and insulated wall panels and the itHouse glazing system. The interior built in kitchen cabinets are custom fabricated off site by Cliff Spencer using reclaimed wine barrel oak.

About the Architect


Thumb Linda Taalman, AIA
Taalman Koch Architecture


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Linda Taalman currently directs Taalman Koch Architecture based in Los Angeles, which has completed a number of award winning projects including the itHouse (AIA LA Merit Award 2008, Sunset Western Home Awards 2009- Best Small Space), the Small Skyscraper (LEF Fund) and Stabiae Archeological Park (ASLA Scraper Award). Taalman explores architecture collaboratively through investigations into building technologies and systems, integrating sustainability, practicality and ingenuity. She has lectured on her practice at the Architecture League in New York, the Aspen Institute, California College Linda Taalman currently directs Taalman Koch Architecture based in Los Angeles, which has completed a number of award winning projects including the itHouse (AIA LA Merit Award 2008, Sunset Western Home Awards 2009- Best Small Space), the Small Skyscraper (LEF Fund) and Stabiae Archeological Park (ASLA Scraper Award). Taalman explores architecture collaboratively through investigations into building technologies and systems, integrating sustainability, practicality and ingenuity. She has lectured on her practice at the Architecture League in New York, the Aspen Institute, California College of the Arts, Columbia University, Dwell on Design, the Sculpture Center, Yale University, and ARTFORUM Berlin. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world at MOMA, MAK, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Art Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and the Vitra Design Museum.of the Arts, Columbia University, Dwell on Design, the Sculpture Center, Yale University, and ARTFORUM Berlin. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world at MOMA, MAK, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Art Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and the Vitra Design Museum.




Collaborators


Taalman Koch Architecture
itHouse
Blue Sky Building Systems
Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker
Design plus Construction
ACME Environmental


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