Architectural Adventure

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January 18, 2009
When people ask architects Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra where they live, they never get a straightforward answer. The couple's home lies at the end of a cul-de-sac somewhere between Culver City and West Adams-an amorphous zone west of downtown Los Angeles where angular streets rudely interrupt the city's regular grid. Read Full Article
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  Surrounded by the books they love, Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra are finally 
settling in to their new home.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy
    Surrounded by the books they love, Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra are finally settling in to their new home.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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  The angular wood-clad addition offers a sharp contrast to the concrete masonry exterior of the rest of the house.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy
    The angular wood-clad addition offers a sharp contrast to the concrete masonry exterior of the rest of the house.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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  Seated in the light-soaked dining room, Pande enjoys the comforts of home.The Series 7 chairs are by Fritz Hansen and designed by Arne Jacobsen.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy
    Seated in the light-soaked dining room, Pande enjoys the comforts of home.The Series 7 chairs are by Fritz Hansen and designed by Arne Jacobsen.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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  The couple retained the exterior wall but gutted the interiors and created porous openings to bring in light.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy
    The couple retained the exterior wall but gutted the interiors and created porous openings to bring in light.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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  Thanks to IKEA, Pande and Misra were able to furnish their new home after construction took most of their funds. The light and airy bedroom, however, would make great spaces regardless of furnishings.  Photo by: Bryce Duffy
    Thanks to IKEA, Pande and Misra were able to furnish their new home after construction took most of their funds. The light and airy bedroom, however, would make great spaces regardless of furnishings.

    Photo by: Bryce Duffy

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