House of Architects for a family with two children in San Francisco
• The house of the family of architects with two children in San Francisco
When working on a project of a private house Switchback, architects Vivian Lee and Robert Edmonds representing Edmonds + Lee Architects, were able to clock to discuss with each other the perfect fitting and the best window frames, and also received the special freedom that comes from knowing that experience is enough to build your dream home.
Couple with two children needed three bedrooms and a total daily area needed for a comfortable stay. At the same time in the house should be compact enough that young children do not accidentally wandered into the basement or the attic, but also quite spacious, so when they grow up, they could live independently from each other and from their parents. As a result, a creative approach to the design of the building, it was decided to split into two blocks, make a living on the top floor and the bedrooms on the lower level, embodying the true loft style, to which aspired.
While in the urban society there is a tendency to dissociate itself from San Francisco, protecting their families from possible aggressive action of the urban environment, architects, on the other hand, wanted to create an apotheosis dense layout space, but the space feels light, airy, spacious and open. Designers familiar with general architectural constraints set our priorities: a simple drywall partitions, stairs made of painted steel, shell made of cast artificial stone, and most of the parts from materials at hand.
The main secret of this home is that it is built by people who actually live within a budget, who are interested in building within the budget that are experiencing financial and design limits and take them into consideration in order to create a creative and aesthetically convincing solutions.