Contemporary to live, work and explore.
Bold Artistic Contemporary
747 Indiana Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Year Built: 2010
Interior: 2,962 sq. ft. (approx.)
Exterior: 4,800 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 2,962 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 0356406
MLS ID: 19-462988
Skywave House is a hovering sculptural form emerging from a single articulated plane that contorts to produce unique interior spaces passing over and through a tall open loft like glassed-in space. Anthony Coscia, a design partner in Coscia Day Architecture & Design, created for himself a home of steel and glass on a 40-foot wide suburban lot in the artistic eco-minded community of Venice, CA.
An increased sense of space is accomplished with long skylights, large glass walls, an enclosed outdoor living room and the multi level open plan. Rooms of glass and open spaces flow into one another visually and spatially, while the temperate Southern California climate allows for a further blurring of the interior and exterior space. Sliding glass walls, resin panels and moveable interior partitions can open to reveal even private areas to the rest of the house and nature beyond. A true indoor/outdoor idea of living is achieved both at night and day.
Important to the design was connection to location or a reference to position relative to the local larger site context of the beach neighborhood of Venice within the city of Los Angeles. There is an existing sectional dialogue of the unstoppable force of the Pacific Ocean’s waves (movement = curve) seen as Yin and the immovable object of the mountains angularly walling the LA Basin (static = tilted) seen as Yang. The house has tilted sharp lines on the west and hovering curving shapes on the east that comment on the spatial relationship between the dominant geography of mountain and sea.