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THE SCOPE OF THIS PROJECT INCLUDES THE ADDITION OF A FAMILY / MUSIC ROOM AND ADJOINING SUNROOM / WALKWAY TO, AS WELL AS IMPROVEMENTS / LANDSCAPING OF,  A 1928 TUDOR STYLE HOME IN  THE NORTH OF MONTANA REGION OF SANTA MONICA

 

THE POTENTIAL FOR THE MUSIC ROOM TO GENERATE SOUND THAT WOULD CROSS THE PROPERTY LINE INTO NEIGHBORING AIRSPACES IS A FACTOR AND HAS BEEN ADDRESSED CAREFULLY BY A SERIES OF NOISE REDUCING RESPONSES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF : DUAL THICKNESS/DOUBLE PANED/LAMINATED GLASS FOR ALL FENISTRATION, COTTON FIBER INSULATION, MASS-LOADED VINYL IN BETWEEN TWO LAYERS OF GYPSUM WITH ACOUSTICAL CAULKING, AND DOUBLE WEATHER STRIPPING FOR ANY AIR GAPS TO THE OUTSIDE AS WELL AS RETRACTABLE CURTAINS. THOUGH SOUND CONTROL IN ANY TYPE OF ROOM BESIDES AN INSULATED ROOM WITH NO WINDOWS IS A DIFFICULT PROSPECT,  SUCH MEASURES HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO LIMIT NOISE TO THE OUTSIDE.

CONSIDERATION OF THE EXISTING GEOMETRIES, AND LANGUAGE OF THE NORMANDIE/TUDOR/1920'S CALIFONIA STYLE LED THE DIRECTION OF THE ADDITION. THE VAULTED CEILING OF THE FAMILY / MUSIC ROOM HAS A THREE SIDED STRUCTURAL PITCH WITH A FOURTH FALSE PITCH ON THE INTERIOR TO BALANCE THE ROOM. THE ADJOING, MOSTLY GLASS SUNROOM / WALKWAY HAS A SERIES OF OPERABLE OFF-CENTER-PIVOT DOORS  TO CREATE A STRONG CENTRAL AXIS THAT CONNECTS THE COURTYARD ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE NEW ADDITION. THIS SUNROOM / WALKWAY  HAS A CUSTOM STEEL FRAME PITCHED SKYLIGHT THAT COVERS ITS ENTIRETY.  THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE LANDSCAPE HAS BEEN MADE TO BE FAIRLY MINIMAL IN LANGUAGE. THE PERMEABLE GRAVEL LANDSCAPE AND CUT LIMESTONE SLAB HARDSCAPE  ALLOW FOR ONSITE WATER RETENTION IN THE NEW COURTYARD.

 

LOCATION                                  SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

 

YEAR                                        2015 - ONGOING

 

STATUS                                     CONSTRUCTION

 

PROGRAM                                  SINGLE FAMILY – REMODEL ADDITION

 

SQUARE FOOTAGE                       3,808 SQ.FT.

 

LOT SIZE                                   7,500 SQ.FT.

 

COLLABORATORS                         STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS                --  SOLID STRUCTURES  

                                               ENERGY CONSULTANTS                 -- ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SYSTEMS

                                               GENERAL CONTRACTOR                -- R.H. COX CONSTRUCTION  

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