The courtyard of this modernist apartment building opens to Venice Boulevard. Balconies carved into the facade insulate residents from the street activity and shield the interiors from intense sunlight on this south-facing site. The three-story building features 38 apartments, each providing cross-ventilation ideal for the area's temperate climate. Interiors are designed to usher in natural light with high ceilings and clerestory windows, visually extending the open space. Exterior materials such as corrugated metal, smooth plaster and dark Trespa underscores the clean lines of the architectural design. Tall green screens provide a vertical landscape element to the urban setting.