Located in a beach community south of Santa Cruz, the Zeidler residence reflects design influences from Morocco and Japan. Situated on a stunning lot overlooking the ocean, the residence is comprised of two buildings (main house and guest cottage) aligned to form an interior courtyard with a lap pool and outdoor kitchen. Approximately 2,500 sq. ft. of RHEINZINK® 0.7mm/24gauge Pre-weathered Blue-Gray Zinc Composite Material (ZCM) by Alcoa was utilized. The ZCM interfaces with a rich and elegant palette that includes burnished concrete block, stainless steel, cast-glass, steel-troweled stucco and walnut millwork. Design for the project was provided by Steven Ehrlich Architects, Culver City, CA. As reported in Architectural Digest, the structure is both grounded and ethereal, transparent and opaque with an air of mystery about it. “I like a sense of surprise when you enter a residence,” said Ehrlich. “I think of houses as being about more than frozen sculpture and capturing space. They are about people connecting to people, nature and their own feelings.” The zinc composite material was installed by Alumawall, Inc., San Jose, CA.