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sm House

The sm House is a residential project located in Manhattan Beach, CA. A small existing single story house on the property was recycled into the new design. Keeping the original foundations (along with the old perimeter framing, a bedroom and bathroom) the new design maintains the compact footprint by going vertically to add size and volume. This gives way to a generous backyard where the family plays, entertains, and even raises chickens for fresh daily eggs. 100% recyclable corrugated aluminum paneling sheaths the main envelope. Smooth troweled white stucco forms extrude out from the corrugated box, connecting the interior to the outdoor areas. More photos to come… 

Interior Design—Casework, Fixtures, Finishes

Eric McCullum, Structural Engineering
Dave Valenzuela, General Contractor
Ann & Matt (home owners), Landscape Design

Photography: Chang Kyun Kim