Sharif, Lynch: Architecture

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Double-Up House

Residential

A second story addition, choreographed around one hybrid architectural element comprising a floating asymmetrical gable roof and sky-lit wall, which anchors the addition to the first floor of the existing, historically sensitive bungalow.  

Elevated House

Residential and Landscape

This slender second story addition to a remodeled bungalow is rotated 10 degrees away from the first level creating an elevated roof terrace and new underpass in the existing garden.

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Courtyard House

Residential and Landscape

Rather than overbuild and overwhelm the modest scale of the surrounding mid-century garden bungalows, this courtyard house and ADU instead maintains the single-story character of its neighborhood: street-facing facades are almost unchanged, and a new vaulted roof along the primary street unites courtyard, and master bedroom wing with open, living and dining areas.

Silent House

Residential

The addition to and remodel of the remains of this house amounts to a laconic architecture of relative silence and deliberately frank appropriation of and juxtaposition with a vernacular without chatter, or superfluous  gesture.

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Lookout House

Residential

As its title suggests, this 3-story, rural hillside house is southwardly oriented to the magnificent Malibu mountain viewshed just east of the Pacific Ocean. To set up views from all habitable spaces, all services, and vertical circulation are housed in an inhabited bar along its north edge; and an edge-defining 2-story lightwell animates the heart of the dwelling. The organization of the stoic, rectangular extrusion is gently underlined by horizontal metal cladding on 3 sides, with the view-facing elevation rendered as a planar, subtly indented and quasi-curved surface that creates shade and shadows. The overall mass is precisely chiseled, here and there, to both attenuate bulk and create tangential and peripheral corner views.