The density of the space is tempered by wall openings and changes in partition thicknesses that add interest and allow for light and air circulation. A radiant-heated “warm wall” adds thermal comfort to the living space as well as the bathroom.
The sleeping area is a hub surrounded by possible circulation. The openings that surround this room make it alternatively connected or closed off from the rest of the unit.
This case study explores the opportunities a unit of 450 SF can offer for inspiring vitality and longevity in later years. The motivation toward taking care of one’s body, including appropriate exercise, diet and rest are designed into the apartment. A short corridor serves as a fitness station with gym flooring and work-out equipment. The kitchen is designed as a health station.
Museum of the Central Valley/Exterior View (together with Owen Kennerly)
This proposal combines the history of cultural diversity and the role of water in forming a society to make architectural space. Competition, Honorary Mention
Museum of the Central Valley/The Great Room
Tapestries with the diverse faces of the people who shaped the valley form the enclosure. The roots of a rooftop orchard reach in the space from above.