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Private Residence I

San Francisco
This house for a young family was designed to sit on an extremely narrow site between two 1920’s era medium sized apartment buildings. The house is carefully divided into served and service zones to take maximum advantage of available light, align plumbing cores, create 2 story spaces and to organize otherwise small, deep spaces.

The building reflects this dual quality and its simple steel moment frame construction. Interest is derived from projections, simple proportioning systems, a variety of common industrial materials and spare but vivid detail in the structural frame, material texture and window systems.

This project was abandoned when the neighborhood effectively rezoned the area by reducing allowable building heights.

image: elevations