A Color-Blocked ADU in Los Angeles Takes a Cue From Talking Heads

The 750-square-foot home, aptly named Stop Making Sense, recalls the chunky proportions of David Byrne’s iconic gray suit.
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When Bo Sundius and Hisako Ichiki of Bunch Design began imagining an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to place in the backyard of their friend and former SCI-Arc classmate Laura Cowan Higuchi and her husband, Clifford Higuchi, they found unlikely inspiration in the form of Stop Making Sense, the beloved 1984 concert movie documenting the Talking Heads’ performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

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Laura Mauk
Laura Mauk writes about architecture and design for Dwell, Wallpaper*, the San Francisco Chronicle, Interiors and Luxe.


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