Completed in 2016, Villa Zeus explores Zero-waste concept at small renovation town house in Los Angeles.
Te client's request was to divide a typical 80's LA interior into a multifunctional gallery/performance and cozy living space. With the beneft of two story construction, the frst foor gives way to a semi-public common space and the second foor designated for the client's private living.
As you enter the front door, you'll be greeted with a white concrete foor which defnes the main character of frst foor. Te Living room is divided into a lounging area with a soft white fabric sofa and a gallery/ performance space with harder white plaster walls. Gallery/performance space has a double height ceiling, connecting frst and second foor visually. Te client being an artist, will use the space for art installations and casual performances among friends. As you pass the threshold between living and dining room, you’ll run into geometric art walls and the dining room table right away. As one of the most celebrated parts of this project, the client wanted to extend the experience from the living room into the dining room while they’ll be serving dinner for their guests.
Te Dining room wall explores the concept of zero-waste concept. While using standard 4x8 plywood sheet, cut pattern is made by drawing puzzle patterns on to a sheet and reconstructing each piece into a three dimensional wall relief, harnessing space in between each piece to have cove lighting that is controlled by touch sensor switch. Te Dining room is completed with a customized walnut polygonal shaped dining table and teak ceiling light.
Second foor, on the other hand, provides a cozier environment with engineered hardwood foors. As you walk up the staircase, hints of wood-flled characteristics emerge until arriving at the landing of the second foor, where one can view the top of art installation from the gallery/performance. With a mirrored plan layout, you can either go to the guest or master bedroom.
Te master bedroom continues to keep the minimal characteristics of frst foor while using warmer materials such as canvas fabric to fll the entire headboard wall of the bed. Te canvas is lit by upright LEDs both in front and back of the canvas, providing dual texture of the fabric. Te wall is accented with custom walnut hangars.
Bathrooms use affordable subway tile using black grout to assimilate simple grid as Superstudio’s infnite concept.