When tasked to design a family home for five on a small corner plot, Studio VARA looked for inspiration from the Rubik's Cube. Located in Old Palo Alto, the contemporary residence presents three-stories of interconnected living spaces that have a well-facilitated connection with the outdoor environment.
When looking at construction, Studio VARA utilized three different materials for the abode, isolating one per level. That is, while concrete was reserved for the basement, wood is deployed for the main level and dark zinc makes up the silhouette of the top floor. The fully glazed portions of the facade guarantee that ample natural light will be permitted, therefore, elevating the living experience. In terms of aesthetics, the family home for five exudes a sophisticated vibe that is doused in modern sensibilities.
Photo Credits: Matthew Millman Photography