1532 House by Fougeron Architecture

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1532 House is a personal residence designed by Fougeron Architecture.

It is situated in San Francisco, California, and it is unique amongst residences in its area in that it has area sufficient to accommodate a central courtyard.


1532 House by Fougeron Architecture:

“This new San Francisco residence and studio, infilled on a twenty-5-foot-broad good deal, reverses the studying of the city’s Victorian homes with a fully porous front facade. Its broad bay window intentionally invites passersby to look into the street-dealing with painter’s studio and beyond the sight line continuing through the studio and the 3-story home in the rear to the backyard. Open slats change siding, breaking the street wall even though subtly echoing its rhythm.

The layout incorporates 2 sectional moves. A horizontal one particular introduces a courtyard between the front and rear structures a vertical a single brings the ground floor, which contains the garage and bedrooms, down to street degree. These 2 design and style elements create a potent interplay among within and out and amongst various ranges of the residence and studio. Light and transparency shape dramatic interior and exterior spaces.

This is a rare typology for San Francisco houses, whose lots are normally too shallow to accommodate an open courtyard. It promises a resolution to a main dilemma in most city residences. Often deep and lit only from the front and back, they are invariably dark in the middle. On the contrary, the 1532 Residence has 7 outside spaces, all with distinct attributes and views. Decks, walkways, and gardens unfurl close to the residing areas, heightening the visual complexity of the framework and its site.

The 2nd floor of the property-an open floor plan with kitchen, dining, and residing locations-is punctuated by a 2-story staircase and is on grade with the backyard. The third-floor suite consists of a master bedroom, bath, and research. The bedroom’s bay window opens up a spectacular see of the backyard and the city park past, repeating the type of the glass bay at the front of the studio, which captures a see of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The 1532 House is inseparable from its context. From each vantage stage within, residents are visually linked to the exceptionally varied urban landscape without having.”

Photographs by: Richard Barnes

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