in san fransisco, california, architecture firm OPA has hidden a vibrant blue interior behind the wooden cladding of its latest modern residence. impacted by powerful neighborhood groups that restricted its envelope and appearance, the house wears a timber mask to hide the creative freedom that sets within and generates an unusual living environment for the open-minded occupants.
all images by joe fletcher
the facade by OPA achieves a blankness by abstracting the ubiquitous san francisco bay window and covering the entire front face with a dense cedar screen. the dark cedar boards twist at the bay window, thus allowing passers-by