Powerful Indoor-Outdoor Interplay: The 1532 House In San Francisco
The 1532 House in San Francisco, California was especially developed by Fougeron Architecture to serve as a painting studio and modern living space for the owners. Unlike other houses in the neighborhood, this project showcases a semi-transparent facade, inviting passersby to take a peek into the artistic studio, through the open slats. The interiors are minimalist and spacious, each room featuring floor to ceiling windows that partially replace the use of common walls. The bedroom bay window on the third level even captures views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
According to the draftsmen, the general design “incorporates two sectional moves. An even one introduces a yard between the front and back structures; a vertical one brings the ground floor, which includes the carport and bedrooms, down to road level. These two design components make a powerful interplay amongst inside and out and between different levels of the house and studio”. The task has no under seven outdoor spaces, and in addition decks, walkways, and gardens which unfurl around the living zones.