location: .West Los Angeles, California
.............area: .550 sf
The Beethoven Studio converts an existing accessory building into a guest room and creates a new artist studio.
The existing building has been reengineered to allow for the removal of the horizontal tie beams. This creates an uninterrupted vaulted space that greatly increases the interior volume without altering the exterior envelope.
The new studio was added to the rear of the guest house. Sliding windows wrap the corner of the new studio allowing it to open to the garden beyond.
Within the guest room, a new bathroom was added. The rough treatment on the exterior of this bathroom volume creates a contrast with the other lighter and more refined materials of the project.
The interior of the bathroom is clad with hexagonal tile throughout, creating a continuous surface between the floor and walls.