Cabrillo Residence / Modal Design

The Cabrillo Residence is a single family custom designed home located on a 30’x90’ lot in Venice, CA, just blocks from the beach.

At 3,300 square feet, the project explores visual and physical connections between interior program and exterior surroundings through a vertically progressive series of openings.

Cabrillo residence / modal design

Incorporating low cost, durable materials that relate to the context of the area, the project exploits its small lot and provides maximum livable area with a unique sense of space and identity.

Cabrillo residence / modal design

To respond to the varied context of this eclectic ocean-side community, the design is based on a diagram charting the various walking paths to the beach. The diagram turned plan informed a series of window placements that articulate a hierarchy of spaces via borrowed light and punctuate circulation nodes though the house via two staircases required by local code.

Cabrillo residence / modal design

Low cost painted wood siding arranged in a pixelated pattern weaves in and out of the structure visually tying the home together.

Project Details:

Location: Venice, California, USA
Type: ResidentialHouses
Year: 2009
Area: 3647 sqft
Architect: Modal Designwww.modal-design.com
Project Architect: Daniel Monti
Photographers: Lawrence Anderson Photography

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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