By Al3xa. bookcases. At Saturday, April 28th 2018, 20:51:43 PM.
Smart eco-elements include reading tables made from recycled lumber left over from the demolition, and salvaged bookcases from the late, great Dutton`s, the famed L.A. independent bookstore that recently closed its doors. Bookstore-karma-wise, that`s like incorporating a little bit of the original House That Ruth Built into the new Yankee Stadium.
Architect Andrew Lister designed the wedge-shaped building for actor Yuri Kinugawa and film producer Owen Hughes, with a high ceiling stud, open-plan interior, and a deck flush with the ground floor, based on the principles of the Direct Compass, a Japanese discipline related to feng shui.
The building’s dimensions are simple yet very precise. "It is basically two boxes joined by a passage and a bathroom hanging off it," says Hughes. "It’s not a big house by any stretch of the imagination, but people think it is."