Ceilings + Natural Light

A ceiling that is not directly illuminated with natural light is dead.
— current client

The Cocalis residence is under construction in Encinitas, CA.

It demonstrates the importance of the ceiling by understanding that it is the defining feature of the room. This is in contrast to the traditional beach bungalow because here, the ceiling helps retain the history of the home whilst its interior qualities are subject to modernization.

Notice the shade and shadow of the roof rafters. They create definition and prominence whilst the transem (high) windows in the kitchen allow for light to illuminate the ceiling. It is especially important for the wood on the ceiling to highlight the natural grain and beauty of the material.