Forget screws and nails, the facade of this home is held on with double-sided sticky tape. With its owner being an executive at 3M, it should come as no surprise that the home is held together with the company's high performance, double-sided tape. Designed by SPF:architects, the residence sits on a hillside in Los Angeles and boasts what is probably the first such application of 3M's extraordinary product.
The home’s exterior is wrapped in large anodized aluminum slats, which are held onto the structure with 3M double-sided tape. The owner of the home was a scientist, manager and vice president at 3M, so using this product was a natural fit. 3M developed the high-strength tape for use in aircraft production.
The home’s layout consists of two courts with bays holding private and public functions on either side. The courts help let in plenty of natural light while giving users a place to access the outside world. A large clerestory lets in southern and northern light, and a cantilevered trellis protects the patio from the California sun. Inside, a neutral pallet with a single material for flooring creates a calming space.
Photos by Roland Halbe