Located above San Francisco’s Dolores Park on a steep website bordering a public backyard, the decidedly small home, builds on this steep lot as effectively as potential.
Description by Craig Steely Architecture Rather than the standard development follow of finding foundations staggered up the hillside, Peter’s home locates a 24 ft. x 24 ft. forged-in-place concrete storage on the lowest degree and builds a A-story glass tower above it, altering the land and native hillside drainage little or no. The prime dwelling flooring then spans from a flat plateau at prime of the lot to the tower like a bridge, primarily decreasing the quantity of excavation sometimes concerned in development of this sort by P/O. Beyond the structural challenges, the most important difficulty in designing Peter’s home was opening the constructing to the expansive view whereas sustaining a degree of privateness from the sidewalk and backyard that cross alongside. Around the time the home was being designed, the brand new on-ramp to the Golden Gate Bridge was underneath development which necessitated clearing a grove of Monterey Cypress timber in it’s path from the Presidio. We secured a few of these timber and dealing with an area milling store turned them into ninety strong wooden louvers (fastened on the outside/operable on the inside) that regulate openness and privateness. Visit Craig Steely Architecture