Anthony Coscia, principal in Coscia Day Architecture and Design, created for himself and his wife a 2,250 square foot home on a 40 ft wide suburban lot in the artistic neighbourhood of Venice, Los Angeles, in California.
The Skywave house is a hovering sculptural form emerging from a single articulated plane that contorts to produce unique interior spaces over a tall-glassed in first level.
A curved sheet of steel provides shade and protection, while the increased sense of space is accomplished with large glass walls, an enclosed outdoor living room and the multi level open plan.
The Skywave residence by Coscia Day Architecture and Design:
“The design was a prize winner at the Miami Biennale, exhibited in the A+D Architecture and Design Museum’s New Blood: next generation LA show in 2007 and presented in an exhibition in Japan sponsored by GA. The house has been featured in GA [Global Architecture] House Projects, the AIA Magazine and Form. This is the architect’s own home set on a typical 40 foot wide suburban slot lot in the artistic and eco-friendly community of Venice, CA.
The floating living room and bedroom suite hover over transparent 12 foot high glass walls with full height sliding doors. A 29 foot tall skylit entry offers short and long views of nature and sky. The interior is a continuous open space, which provides uninterrupted views through the house to the landscape. Interior walls are either glass or solid to 7 feet with glass upper portions to allow the ceiling to flow from room to room. Sliding doors and moveable interior partitions can open to reveal even private areas to the rest of the house and nature beyond.
A reverse-greenhouse for the mild climate of southern California, it is a sun-drenched airy space for people to enjoy, while viewing to the exterior foliage. A glass room filled with organically shaped architectural elements. The interior space expands to the side property lines with the true walls of the split first level being the Cyprus trees to the west, bamboo to the south and tall green tree hedges along with the Japanese plums to the east.”
Photos by: Erhard Pfeiffer
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