Evening Canyon

DesignerChristopher Brandon
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

The Evening Canyon Residence advances the idea of indoor/outdoor living with its transformative design. Operable facades, natural light, and layers of transparency remove physical barriers creating better connections to the outdoors. The massing of the home pulls apart on either side giving way to the wooden overhang floating atop a zinc clad wall, framing the two-story storefront entry. Passing through the large glazed entry, layers of the first floor pull your eyes through the home. Next to a one and a half story wine wall, a column of natural light from a skylight and glass floor above invites you to the second level where the living spaces are located. The location of the site yields to an abundance of ocean and treetop views which increase as you elevate from level to level. The views capture 180° of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and the surrounding village of Corona del Mar.