BeachBox
Type

Residential

Location

Venice, CA

Date

2017

Team

Lisa Little, Kristy Velasco, Jack Stewart-Castner

An existing Venice walk street site with an uninspired existing structure gets a fa├žade refresh. A series of parametric studies varies geometric elements, materiality, density, and form to maximize the capabilities of screening. In addition to filtering light and minimizing solar heat gain, the screen provides privacy from adjacent neighbors while directing the eye to the partial beach and ocean view. The screen elements continue along the ceiling, connecting interior and exterior.