Faculty member Ed Ogosta, AIA, principal of Edward Ogosta Architecture, has received a Residential Architecture Award Citation from the AIA Los Angeles for the Rear Window House. The award ceremony gala was held on the evening of May 10th at MASS Beverly showroom in Los Angeles.
Located in Culver City, the Rear Window House is a modern addition and complete interior renovation for an existing 1944 bungalow. The addition strengthens the connection between old and new by maintaining the 3:12 prevailing roof slope of the existing house, and by being entirely skinned in asphalt roofing shingles, which anchors the addition to the area’s vernacular materiality while projecting a uniquely contemporary identity. The project culminates in the master bedroom’s expansive rear window, formed of aluminum-clad plate steel, which cantilevers above a quietly bubbling pool of water.
This is the sixth design award that Ed’s practice has received from all local, state, and national chapters of the American Institute of Architects.