SMITH RESIDENCE
Orlando, Florida

This new addition to an historic downtown Orlando residence establishes a new appreciation for historic renovation. The design creates a new identity for the modest addition by reinterpreting the forms, materials and details from the existing structure. The design is an exercise in restrained contextualism, abstracting several key components from the existing structure to establish a new architectural expression that both contrasts and complements the original structure. The design inspiration for the addition is the Florida craftsman mission-style bungalow. The context influences the new structure’s massing, materials and details. The roof forms and slopes, the horizontal lap siding module, the flared skirt and eave brackets are abstracted and amplified from the existing house. Vertical proportioned windows and gable vents complete the building. This is a study of axis, proportion, solid, void, massing and materiality – all within a twenty foot strip of land and executed in a contextual traditional style.


GROUP HOME

Orlando, Florida

This Community Group Home renovation redesigns a 1960's basement giving a contemporary living space to teens in life transitions. The space creates a fun and youthful atmosphere for the residents. The use of affordable materials in a modern way creates a unique, yet comfortable home. KLPNstudio also created and donated artwork for the living space inspired by the organization.