Drisko Studio Architects
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Our approach to sustainability views building practice as stewardship of environmental, cultural and historic resources. At Drisko Studio we promote practical and sustainable strategies by developing tools and scientific processes for making informed and responsible decisions. We seek to incorporate those strategies in artful responses to the challenges of the built environment. We believe our work is a contribution to the building traditions of our communities.

The Maltman Bungalows are one of the finest examples of detached bungalow courts remaining in Los Angeles. The 1926-vintage units hearken back to the heyday of the early Los Feliz and Silver Lake film studios, when classic details like hardwood floors, mahogany built-ins and brass window hardware were simply the way homes were built. Drisko Studio worked to return the original luster of the kitchens and bathrooms with custom 1920s-style cabinetry, polished nickel fixtures and period tile. The bungalow-court is an example of a building community-oriented design typology that, new or old, can enliven communities.


Selected by Architectural Record magazine as one of their 2008 Record Houses, the Maltman Bungalows demonstrate how preservation is a way for Los Angeles to embrace its future as well as its past.