Archinect - News 2014-10-01T00:23:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/49847329/review-carlson-reges-house-roto-architects Review: Carlson-Reges House, RoTo Architects Orhan Ayyüce 2012-06-01T06:19:00-04:00 >2012-06-12T14:51:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0hlo0vcwmyr7no6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Built 1992-onward in Los Angeles by <a href="http://www.rotoark.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RoTo Architects</a>, Carlson-Reges House is an inimitable masterpiece.</p> <p> Its architect Michael Rotondi describes the building as if various parts piled on top each other like children construct their building piece by piece, one component supporting the other one, until the whole structure holds together. He also adds, in that building process, the form of the piece is the end result of more important goal, the idea of having the structure stand up.<br> In the case of Carlson-Reges House, the resultant form is quite poetic. The architect, in my reading, while choreographing the construction, holds onto ever changing concept of spatial relativities. Sometimes thought out before hand sometimes spontaneous, these are series of intellectual and material strategies.</p> <p> My first inclination to call the building is &ldquo;story within a story.&rdquo; A good way to describe the new components inserted within an old concrete shell. However, this is not a nesting concept, as...</p>