Peter’s House by Craig Steely Architecture in San Francisco, California
assignment: Peter’s HouseArchitects: vicinity: San Francisco, California, USAArea: 1,900 squareftPhotographs through:
have designed Peter’s house on a steep site next to Dolores Park in San Francisco, California. this contemporary homestead best gives 1,800 rectangular ft of dwelling areas however the layout is organized in a manner that makes the indoors seem lots larger. The outside takes on the form of a three tale glass tower on top of a garage floor. The remaining floor opens as much as a stunning deck.the nice and cozy present day interior of this residence is continuously bathed in daylight, courtesy of the massive home windows on either aspect of the home, much like the challenge by using the same studio.
rather than the typical creation practice of locating foundations staggered up the hillside, Peter’s house locates a 24 feet. x 24 feet. solid-in-region concrete garage at the lowest stage and builds a 3-tale glass tower above it, altering the land and local hillside drainage very little. The top dwelling ground then spans from a flat plateau at pinnacle of the lot to the tower like a bridge, basically lowering the amount of excavation normally concerned in construction of this type via 2/three.
past the structural demanding situations, the most important problem in designing Peter’s residence changed into beginning the constructing to the expansive view even as preserving a stage of privacy from the sidewalk and garden that bypass alongside. around the time the house become being designed, the brand new on-ramp to the Golden Gate Bridge become underneath production which necessitated clearing a grove of Monterey Cypress trees in it’s path from the Presidio. We secured some of these bushes and working with a neighborhood milling store grew to become them into ninety strong wooden louvers (constant at the exterior/operable on the interior) that modify openness and privacy.