In Venice, a different kind of big screen
In designing a home for his parents in Venice, architect Daniel Monti of Modal Design wrapped the second story in a sculptural steel screen that mimics the way an Italian stone pine in the back yard filters light, provides privacy and shades the interiors. Here's a closer look at design, inside and out.
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Venice home built for the architect's parents( Benny Chan / Fotoworks )
By Emily Young
The play of sunlight and shadows on architect Daniel Monti's screen adds depth and visual character to the façade of the Venice house he designed for his parents. The screen, made of 4-by-4-foot panels Cor-ten steel, is secured to the house with a tubular steel framework. It was bent and perforated by patterns of holes laser-cut in six different sizes.