A central feature of the parti is a translucent-reflective zone that extends through the center of the house and site. Two bar type structures embrace the main living area that is part of the translucent-reflective zone with glass and clerestories at each end and the east wall is capable of completely opening to the landscape and lap pool.
Il Teatro alla Moda
IL Teatro alla Moda-Theater in Fashion, the first exhibition to explore Italy's famous hautte couture designers and their impact on the stages of opera, dance and theater. Over 80 costumes sketches and drawings from Giorgi Armani, Robert Capucci, Enrico Ungarro, Valentino and Gianni Vercace were selected. In a very short time the ground floor of a commercial space in Beverly Hills was transformed into an exhibit space for Il Teatro alla Moda. The concept was to create a exhibit architecture that had the qualities of dance and fashion with flow and movement. Using a serpentine circulation path embraced by curvilinear walls and display stages. The lighting created theatrical drama. Costumes were lit with LED lights one accent light the same color as the costume and non colored lights to increase the intensity. Minimal lighting was used elsewhere besides on the costumes and drawings enhancing a theater ambiance. Visual axises and voyeur glimpses of what lays beyond entices the viewer to the next stage.
Tileco Showroom consolidated and relocated to an industrial type building previously occupied by a tire co.. The new location was conceived to provide a new face to the public and explore ways to provide a unique and optimal way to show their products. The new Entrance/Facade comprised of large canopies of corten steel and steel, relates to the urban scale and context (industrial area adjacent to the freeway). The cladded walls and planters reflect natural elements with tactile surfaces and natural rustic colors relating to the products they carry.
The interior “Tectonic Walls” provide a unique and accessible means to display stone and tile samples. Inspired by the the formation of stone and facetted rock faces, the Faceted and Angled surfaces that form the walls create numerous vantage points for the displays to be viewed through out the showroom. The open office desks/counters and display tables are partially fabricated with reclaimed wood that compliments the other materials and natural theme.