Design: As its name suggests, the Flip Flop House by Dan Brunn Architecture plays with a sense of duality on multiple design levels. Acting as an architectural chameleon, the dynamic house is malleable to the clients’ desire to both display their art collection and embrace the sweeping vistas of Venice beach. The house’s signature gesture—its top-floor pivoting walls—facilitates this by rotating to display or conceal artwork. Besides the artwork and beach duality, there are other contrasts at work in this 5,700-square-foot minimalist house. The play of hard and soft, matte and reflective, shadow and light permeates every space. Expansive rooms with interior and exterior vistas flow seamlessly into endless ocean views. Overall, the clients had three simple design requests—an elevator, wraparound terrace, and a view of the ocean from the master shower. The corner lot provides ample viewing areas while massive overhangs facilitate expansive outdoor balconies. Storeys of white plaster along with poured-in-place concrete are separated with glass window walls.
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