Proposed 1,300 sq. ft. modern residence for a couple in San Diego. The challenge was to design a building that maintains a feeling of spaciousness on a small lot, so the focus was to visually and physically extend the floor plan through large expanses of glass to connect the interior to enclosed outdoor areas. The idea was to make the rooms feel more open and provide a healthy link to the near-perfect San Diego climate. Efficiency is sustained through use of eco-friendly materials, low-irrigation landscaping, ample natural lighting and cross-ventilation. A private roof garden increases usable outdoor space and serves as an additional blanket of insulation for the entire structure.