At first glance, the Bloom house appears to be a strictly rectilinear modernist abode. Its exterior is a simple composition of straight lines constructed in concrete. Upon entering this Los Angeles home, however, one finds that the interior is a radical departure from the minimalist exterior. The home is architect Gregg Lynn’s first commissioned project and was build for a film and television director. Prior to the Bloom House, Lynn had explored architecture theoretically and through temporary exhibitions. This first physical realization of his work is especially impressive when judged by interior spaces, which employ deliberately distorted surfaces. These undulating surfaces appear everywhere, from the walls, to the furniture, to the lighting fixtures. The interior is stark and white, with bright pops of color in the form of artwork and furniture upholstery. Lynn managed to create an intriguing piece of architecture that shields its true nature from the casual passerby. The only hint is part of a curved, yellow fiberglass light fixture that illuminates the porch. The fixture continues inside and, in following the nature of the house, expands into an intricate sculpture.
More images of the Bloom House after the jump.