Serenity; Carmel Highlands, California
Serenity is a Wallace Cunningham-designed residence in the Carmel Highlands of California. Zahner provided the home with a bespoke stainless steel enclosure, and supplied the engineering, fabrication, and installation of the residence's custom stainless steel scope.
The surface of the roof is finished in Angel Hair stainless steel with standing seam hardware. Zahner provided the same Angel Hair finish throughout the interior and exterior stainless steel surfaces. This includes the residential exterior and interior fascia. It also includes the garage door cladding and other architectural accents as part of the residential architecture.
The artistic approach brought by Wallace E. Cunningham's residential design is described by Brad Towle of Sotheby's International Realty:
Architecturally shaped like a butterfly, the ocean dances below the home, rainbows of light twirl through the glass walls, and the majesty of nature embraces your soul upon arrival. The style mimics exuberance of Italian Baroque and simplicity of Japanese minimalism.
Designed by Steven Holl Architects with architect of record E.Rae Architects of Seoul, this unique structure serves dual purposes, as both a residential guest house as well as an art gallery for visitors. JongSeo Lee of Steven Holl Architects was the associate in charge, and the project was completed in 2011.The structure's geometry is inspired by a John Cage sketch for a music score by the composer Istvan Anhalt, ‘Symphony of Modules,’ which Cage illustrated in an abstract form. The unusual shaped composition has now been reimagined as the plan layout of the Daeyang residence, continuing the chain from music, to art, to architecture.This state of continued change and process informs many aspects of the building. Zahner worked closely with both the owner and the design team to develop a custom patina for the copper panel system that would match the desired coloration with natural warmth and texture.