The Owners of this Sherman Oaks hillside home recently purchased the traditional residence with modern updates which flipped from a developer into their possession. The husband and wife team who are artists in film and music had a sense of the modern trajectory for their project. ADC designed a fascinating motorized gate system which included a 1,800lb rolling steel vehicle gate which was strategically louvered at an angle to maximize privacy while maintaining linear form and maximizing the interplay of daylight shadowing which transforms the size and proportion of the space as the sun travels east to west daily. The pedestrian gate was strategically punctuated with laser-cut steel panels to provide glimpses of the hilltop view behind and a backlit address to signal the entry sequence. As the sun falls the pilasters come alive as the columns were specially designed to enclose light channels at all corners to provide the sensation of an exploding box with light pouring out of the seams, creating the effect of heavy metal rectilinear structures floating upon the hill building anticipation of what lies behind. The lighting system integrated with the client’s home control system to provide limitless possibilities in color and programming to create special effects for the savvy clients who enjoy manipulating light, sound, and color on a daily basis within their residence.