This is a an existing 1939, three bedroom, two bath, post war home, with an auxiliary building and detached two car garage.

location_ 527 Concord
El Segundo, CA. 90245 United States of America
site area_7,500 sq ft / 0.07 hectares
site size_ 3,634 gross sq ft / 337.61 gross sq m
type_ live
design date_ 2014
construction date_2015

credits /
  • Design + Build: humnlab+ architecture /
  • General Contractor: Sean Icaza, Construction,
  • Structural/MEP Engineer: Paul Christensen, C.E., E.
  • Soils Engineer: Jonathan Miller, CEG Bay Cities Geology
  • Green Roof: Justin Ewart/AAWRP
  • Photography: DNA Photography
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The addition of new aluminum windows, a new entry condition, new stucco, and a roof, eliminating the old spanish tile, and the crafstman mullions in the windows, will tie the project into one aesthetic.

The addition of skylights, and one large sliders, that will share the same guide track will allow the new xeriscape yard to enter into the home.

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The program is to add five hundred fifty square feet to the existing home, expanding  the master bedroom and master bathroom, to its own level, and providing it with a set  of bi-foldng doors that leeds to an outdoor space and greenroom, penetrated by four skylights that washes the main level with natural light. The interior wall separating the family room and the kitchen will be removed to make one great room. A four hundred and twenty square foot wood deck will also be added to the back of the house, that creates an out door room for entertaining.

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Curb appeal is a big focus, on this home. Keeping most of the existing facade, and size we were able to keep the small town vernacular that El Segundo is famous for.


+ about Mr. Bryan Winters, AIA_

In 2005, Mr. Winters started humnlab+ architecture / under the impression that evoking the human spirit through architecture awakens the child in all of us.

His current work has been both acclaimed and published, both nationally and internationally, for its use of sustainable design, as well as his use of the the five principles of architecture, his practice performs.

Having more than a decade of design + build experience, provides Mr. Winters with the depth and knowledge needed to be a well rounded professional.

Mr. Winters has been in and around architecture his whole life, from lincoln logs, to the present. He received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Arizona, while being a member of both division 1 NCAA track, + cross country teams. He then went on to the prestigious Los Angeles founded school of architecture  SCI_Arc, (Southern California Institute of Architecture) where he studied under the likes of Michael Rotondi, Eric Owen Moss, Coy Howard, and Ray Kappe, and received his dual masters degree, in history and philosophy, with distinction.

While attending SCI_Arc, Mr. Winters had the invaluable opportunity to intern then become employed with Thom Mayne of morphosis architects, the 2005 Pritsker Prize Award winning architect. While at morphosis, Mr. Winters soon became a key team member of the San Francisco Federal Building, which has won numerous local and national awards for both its aesthetic design, as well as it cutting edge modern technology under the genre of sustainability.

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