This space is the fore­most dis­play of what Coscol­luela refers to as the start­ing point of any good de­sign—some­thing that is prac­ti­cal and com­ple­ments a per­son’s way of life

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ev­ery­thing ac­ces­si­ble and com­fort­able,” he shares. “This is an idea I have re­flected in my work and in my own home.”

It is also to his par­ents that he at­tributes his en­try into ar­chi­tec­ture. His mother and sis­ter are both in­te­rior de­sign­ers, and his fa­ther is, of course, the famed ar­chi­tect Willy Coscol­luela, still a work­horse at 83 and the prin­ci­pal ar­chi­tect of their family firm, W.V. Coscol­luela Ar­chi­tects.

To­gether with his twin brother, also a prac­tic­ing ar­chi­tect, Coscol­luela is a se­nior part­ner at the firm, which has been in­volved in a va­ri­ety of high-pro­file lo­cal and for­eign pro­jects. A team of 80 ar­chi­tects sup­ports them as they im­merse them­selves in ev­ery as­pect of the busi­ness—from de­sign and pro­duc­tion to fi­nance and hu­man re­source man­age­ment.

Look­ing back on all that he has ac­com­plished to­gether with his fa­ther and brother at the firm, Coscol­luela shares that it was not his first in­ten­tion to be an ar­chi­tect. “I thought I would be in busi­ness,” he says, “but I was also very ex­posed to my fa­ther’s work, which he truly lived and breathed.” Si­mul­ta­ne­ous to look­ing into small busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties be­fore col­lege, Coscol­luela worked at his fa­ther’s of­fice, which slowly got him into ar­chi­tec­ture.

He was par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in the buil­dand-sell con­cept, which cir­cles back to his de­sign pri­or­ity of creat­ing spa­ces that work around their own­ers. His home show­cases a bal­ance be­tween form and func­tion, and ap­plies many of the les­sons he has learned about de­sign, par­tic­u­larly about when to

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