Designed in 2008 by Mike Jacobs Architecture, this graphic arts studio ,the Lorraine Studio, is situated in Los Angeles, California.
A 3.8kW photovoltaic array powers this 1,200 sf graphic arts studio on a house with an expanding loved ones. The design and style, which evolved as a negotiation amongst the Los Angeles off-street parking specifications and regional zoning mandates, simultaneously satisfies and subverts nearby code.
Automobile parking tolerances had been adopted in the spatial organization and siting of the structure. These are layered inside the domestic needs of the ground floor workspace by way of big custom-created glass doors and a structural slab.
Heat & power requirements for both the structure and the pool are met with the photovoltaic panels on the roof. When the energy loads for the studio and pool are not necessary, the method offers electrical offsets for the major house and when the house is unoccupied, the electrical power is distributed to the city of Los Angeles.