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This was a school project in the second year architecture design studio to create a working studio for two clients. The site was urban San Francisco infill with street frontage on the two short sides. The clients were a poet and ceramicist. The female ceramicist did delicately colored pieces and required more space for equipment that suggested the filtering of natural light through horizontal louvers on the south facing facades. The male poet worked on a typewriter, and his fastidious character suggested a high open volume on the top floor, with a similarly light glare free treatment to the fenestration. Bringing the two people’s studio spaces together was an open courtyard on the second floor where they would sit to share coffee and talk.

Artist loft South 3/4 View of Model

Artist Loft Model Section View

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