A modern dwelling which is called the Choy Residence is completed designed by the architect Terry & Terry Architecture. This living space design is located in San Francisco, California, USA. This living space which covers an area for about 2,300 square feet is constructed by the architect is 2009. For this living space, Chris Choy Design is the interior designer in it. This house previously is an old 1960’s living space which is renovated to a modern dwelling the architect. To let in the natural light and improve the air circulation, the design for this renovation which is held by the architect is involved subtracting the specific existing walls and parts of the existing roof.
To accommodate an exterior deck and capture the views to the north, this included hollowing out the space at the rear of the living space. The transformation of the existing typical San Francisco box living space into the new “opened” wood tube form which shelter/adds the protection from the wind and the weather to the rear deck which is placed at the main floor and to the openings at the middle floor. The architect also carved out an entry way at the center of the living space, it is allows the natural light to spill into the main floor core. The architect inserted a new stair/light shaft through all levels in the center of the living space. It is to illuminate the walls with the daylight.
The architect designed the roof for this living space to collect the water run-off which is stored in the future holding tanks; these tanks are located in the utility/basement area under the living space and are gravity-fed to the garden irrigation system for the use in the dry season. To accommodate the photovoltaic solar panels, the north end of the roof is also designed by the architect.
Architect: Terry & Terry Architecture
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Project Team: Alex Terry AIA, Ivan Terry
Interior Designer: Chris Choy Design
Engineer: Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
Landscape: Gentry Landscapes
General Contractor: Quick Connect Construction
Project Area: 2,300 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Ethan Kaplan, Alex Terry