Join Margaret Griffin, FAIA, and John Enright, FAIA, LEED AP [Principals of Griffin Enright Architects] for a walkthrough of the Sunset Avenue Residence. This small house on an upslope lot in Santa Monica, CA maximizes views while creating a multitude of outdoor areas that form a sequence of spaces from the street to the guest house. Garden gathering spaces are connected to open interior living areas with large glass sliding doors while terraces culminate to an expansive roof deck. The upper guest house and main house roof deck are connected with a thirty-two foot bridge above the garden and through the main living area with an aluminum stair situated below an operable skylight. A xeriscaped garden with a variety of succulents is complemented with an elegant palate of materials including; basalt stone floors, exposed concrete, anodized aluminum, and dark and light cement plaster walls. The open living, dining, and kitchen area has views to the city below and a direct connection to the upper garden and terraces above. Construction services provided by Doug Raub Design and Development, and structural engineering design by Taylor & Syfan Consulting Engineers.
Griffin Enright Architects is an award-winning, interdisciplinary Los Angeles-based firm with institutional, cultural, and residential projects built nationally and abroad. Griffin Enright Architects was founded by Margaret Griffin, FAIA, and John Enright, FAIA, LEED AP, as a collaborative design practice that explores new prospects for the built environment through their integration of architectural, urban, landscape, and interior design. Griffin Enright Architects have received more than 50 commendations for design excellence, including the American Architecture Award, the American Architecture Prize, local and national AIA awards, and have been published extensively in national and international publications and exhibitions. In addition to leading a prominent and progressive practice, principals John and Margaret bridge the profession and the academy as active educators and researchers of contemporary conditions in architecture, teaching design and technology courses at SCI-Arc where Margaret is a faculty member and John is currently the Vice Director / Chief Academic Officer.
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Creator and Executive Producer - Hernan Diaz Alonso
Producers - Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Director - Reza Monahan
Director of Photography - Sean Morris
B Camera - Robert Moreno
C Camera - Solomon Turner
Drone Operator - Tyler Buschman
Sound Engineer - George Wymenga
Story Producer - Marcelyn Gow
Editors - Sean Morris/Cal Crawford/Reza Monahan
Soundtrack by: Phil Logan
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