|PROJECT NAME||Coffee for Sasquatch|
|SQ. FT.||1,200 SQF|
As a Lego-obsessed youngster in Israel, Dan Brunn wanted to be an architect—or maybe a rock star—when he grew up. Deeming the former more practical, he followed a straight-up path: BA and MA degrees in the discipline from the University of Southern California and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, followed by two years as project designer for . Since its 2005 inception, his eponymous firm, currently five strong, has complete a broad range of work, including a showroom/office for and seven residences, three of them multi-award winners. It all started with his first ground-up commission: Flip Flop house, a quasi-transparent Venice beachfront property whose owners took a chance on a just-licensed architect.
Though diverse, Brunn’s projects speak a common language: a pared-down Bauhaus idiom that he credits to his Tel Aviv roots. Yet they’re all detailed to the hilt. Take the 1,200-square-foot , completed with an assist from project designer , 29. Serpentine benches of terrazzo, Brunn’s favorite material, segue seamlessly into beech millwork and a solid surfacing pastry case; a custom powder-coated espresso machine shows the designer’s reach.
Up next? Six residences, among them Brunn’s own—built from a no-waste system of steel members—and a hulking poured-in-place concrete structure for his original client. He’s dubbed it “Positively Negative.”