A new, two-unit building will replace a dysfunctional cottage on a mid-block site in Cole Valley. The new building contains a larger residence and in-law unit, proto-typical for the new multi-generational family. The architecture mediates the urban context through layered construction of inward and outward identities unified by formal tropes of landscape and abstraction. Physical, metaphorical and representational landscapes are incorporated throughout the building and site including edible gardens, programmatic topographies and a glazed façade scrim, acid-etched with an abstracted tree-scape. The building is designed to receive LEED-Gold status.
Project Area: 4,000 sf
Project Team: Edward Kopelson, Kristin Nakagawa