Contemporary ALAN-VOO House

Contemporary architecture is generally speaking the architecture of the present time. The term contemporary architecture is also applied to a range of styles of recently built structures and space which are optimized for current use.

The NMDA architects was Completed the Contemporary ALAN-VOO House Extension project in 2007. The NMDA architects is a design practice established in 1988, with offices in LA and New York. The clients, a couple with three daughters, are a creative, democratic unit was requested for this house renovation / extension. The father directs film trailers, the mother is a graphic designer and illustrator, while the high school / middle school / elementary school aged daughters are all immersed in their own versions of their parents visual cultures. The family have asked that 1,000 sf be added to the site in addition to the existing 1,000 sf house.

The scheme leaves half of the house for the daughter’s bedrooms and incorporates the other half plus new extensions in front and back into a public zone and a private bedroom for the parents. This strategy amounts to a new 16 ft wide linear house being inserted into the existing house. Multi-toned, bright colors accentuate the new pieces which suggests a graphic expression representative of the family’s interests.

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