This project furthers Studio Twenty Seven Architecture's exploration of sustainable urban residential design. The original 1906 house represents the archetype of single family dwelling units in the city. The house had been renovated in the early 1970's, but the interior space remained a series of compartmentally programmed rooms.
The owners of this project approached Studio Twenty Seven Architecture with requests for a re-configuration of the existing circulation pattern and thoughtful consideration for the ecological impact of the project. The Architects' strategy displaced the dark, musty interior with a sense of openness, both in plan and section, to create a more implicit series of relationships between traditionally separated hierarchical programs.
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture removed a section of the second level floor joists to carve a void through the middle of the house over the dining room, enabling shared light between all spaces, and introduced operable skylights to create a stack effect that controls ventilation. The second floor is divided into two bedroom suites, connected by a tubular steel and glass bridge.