This project is an office
addition to an existing residence. The solution consisted of accentuating
the existing linear path to the backyard along the strong line of the fence
signifying the property boundary and the more informal line formed by the
foothills to the west. The strong horizontal lines of the natural
wood screen element help to reinforce this path. Much of the exterior
walls consist of a translucent polycarbonate material with the occasional
yellow acrylic panel highlight adding another layer to the horizontal element.
The polycarbonate serves twofold- during the day filtering natural sunlight
into the space and at night transforming an otherwise solid wall to a beacon
at the exterior. Windows are placed to capture edited views of the
foothills to the west and at the north wall of the office are metal panels
to be used for chalk sketches.