The narrow site, bounded on three sides by other buildings, contained a derelict perfume factory. As the client had affection for its industrial charms, we were keen to capture some of that aesthetic, with the expressed roof structure, reeded glass screens, painted brick and black-stained exterior weatherboarding …
At la Carme we wanted to keep and maximise the existing footprint of its original hydraulic mosaics with beautiful floor tiles. The damaged bits of the pavement were removed and replaced by pieces of the same format but flat, so that the colours of the new pieces are related by contrast or by appropriation of the existing colours of the original floor.
This 600 square foot house explores a geometric solution to create luxury with a minimum footprint. The experience and function of this sculptural tiny house is similar to the much larger neighboring homes, despite it’s limited size.
Balakrishnan residence is a two-story house laid on an east-west axis to maximize the benefits of passive solar throughout the year. Tall pines that surround the home inspired the vertical exterior siding. Movement through the home is choreographed to views and natural light.
For the Sustainable House Annandale, the intention was to achieve the best possible passive solar house for the site, whilst facilitating a more sustainable lifestyle for the client. The design not only maximises its passive design strategies including: solar design; evaporative cooling; natural ventilation
The original home was a modest one story over garage, two bedroom, one bath home in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Similar to other homes in San Francisco, when built, a handful of other very similar homes were constructed adjacent to it, each slightly different than the next.