California Cottage Redux

Corona del Mar, California

The renovation and expansion of a modest southern California beach cottage is structured by an armature of: infrastructure, storage and passage. Based on an understanding of the dimensions and spatial patterns of the existing cottage, the armature weaves through the fabric of the house infecting the spaces of the existing architecture while ordering its renovation. As it extends into the site and beyond the boundaries of previous construction, the armature collects the constituent volumes and exterior spaces of the new program.