Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

Robert Kerr Architecture have designed the Silver Strand Beach House, a home for a family in Oxnard, California.

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

The architect’s description

Located on the Silver Strand Beach in Oxnard, this house responds to extraordinary site conditions as a progressive revealing of a sculpted interior.

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

The bottom level is a mix of colored glass tiles that gives the appearance of lightness and incandescence. Cantilevering on 3 sides, the top level is sculpted to express openings and finished quietly to exaggerate its weight over the bottom level.

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

The 2nd floor is an expansive and complex composition of intersecting ceiling planes, framed openings and ocean views. Major formal manipulations are the result of the site’s intersecting views from the Channel Island Marina to the Pacific.

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

The roof and ceiling forms are manipulated to magnify and contrast these views. This primary view-expression cuts diagonally as a continuous ceiling vault. Secondary ceiling expressions direct views to the beach, while shielding from less desirable directions.

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

Silver Strand Beach House By Robert Kerr Architecture

Architect: Robert Kerr Architecture
Photography: Art Gray