Feldman Architecture designed and completed a 2,120 square foot sustainable home in the San Francisco Bay Area. The house was specifically created for a couple with two children and mimics their lifestyle while incorporating green architecture. The house proves abundant of both indoor and outdoor space for various family activities. A lot of green materials were used as well as a concept the architects like to call “2 bar”. This concept floats a bedroom above and perpendicular to the living room, allowing more natural light to penetrate and fill both floors of the house.
The ground floor makes use of accordion and lift/ slide doors that enables the house to open to its generous backyard and garden. The greenery and outdoors remain tangible from the upper level as it opens up to a green roof (garden on top of the ground floors roof).
Horizontal slats were used to surround the façade of the upper floor providing a rain screen and operable panels for the windows to control light and maintain privacy.
Interiors are simple and modern yet elegant. Wooden floors and cabinets highlight the space while furniture seem to be absent of any frills, making it suitable for children.
Article by Marilen Faustino-Montenegro
Photos by Feldman Architecture