Vertical House

The Vertical House, a 2400 square foot residence located along active Pacific Avenue in Venice, California, diverges from the pre-established response to front and back yards by balanced articulation of the skin on all faces. A simple material, cement fiber board, has been innovatively used in conjunction with three types of colored glazing. This allows a powerful commentary on surface manipulation, defining architecture through the envelope of a volume rather than through the volume itself.

Adhering formally to a simple box, while responding to the site restrictions that include extremely narrow setbacks and selected views, the articulated surface…...


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