Created in 2008 by Mike Jacobs Architecture, this graphic arts studio ,the Lorraine Studio, is located in Los Angeles, California.
A 3.8kW photovoltaic array powers this 1,200 sf graphic arts studio on a residence with an expanding family. The design and style, which evolved as a negotiation between the Los Angeles off-street parking requirements and local zoning mandates, concurrently satisfies and subverts regional code.
Car parking tolerances have been adopted in the spatial organization and siting of the construction. These are layered inside the domestic wants of the ground floor workspace by means of huge customized-produced glass doors and a structural slab.
Heat & power needs for each the framework and the pool are met with the photovoltaic panels on the roof. When the electrical power loads for the studio and pool are not necessary, the program gives electrical offsets for the principal house and when the home is unoccupied, the electrical electrical power is distributed to the city of Los Angeles.