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Choy Residence / Terry & Terry Architecture

  • 01:00 - 11 April, 2011
Choy Residence / Terry & Terry Architecture
Choy Residence / Terry & Terry Architecture, © Ethan Kaplan
© Ethan Kaplan

© Alex Terry © Ethan Kaplan © Ethan Kaplan © Ethan Kaplan +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Architect

    Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Project Team

    Alex Terry AIA, Ivan Terry
  • Interior Designer

    Chris Choy Design
  • Engineer

    Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
  • General Contractor

    Quick Connect Construction
  • Area

    2300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Terry & Terry Architecture transformed this 1960’s house  into an open plan modern dwelling. The design for this renovation involved subtracting specific existing walls and parts of the existing roof to let in natural light and improve circulation. This included hollowing out the space at the rear of the house to accommodate an exterior deck and capture views to the north. The transformation of the existing typical San Francisco box house into the new “opened” wood tube form that shelters/adds protection from wind and weather to the rear deck at main floor and to the openings at the middle floor. Terry & Terry Architecture also carved out an entry way at the center of the house, which allows natural light to spill into the main floor core. In the center of the dwelling, we inserted a new stair/light shaft through all levels to provide circulation between floors and to illuminate the walls with daylight.

© Ethan Kaplan
© Ethan Kaplan

The roof is designed to collect water run-off which will be stored in future holding tanks located in the utility/basement area under the home and is gravity-fed to the garden irrigation system for use in the dry season. The north end of the roof is also designed to accommodate photovoltaic solar panels.

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Janos · October 23, 2012

beautiful house, how much for something like this to be built from the ground up? I love it!

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Dennis · April 12, 2011

does anyone else find shadows on sections quite distracting?

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Charles Jencks · April 12, 2011

Hey what is up with the saging wood paneling over the refrigerator? It looks like someone forgot to include that on the final punch list.

pakornravich · April 12, 2011

This house is interesting in many ways although the external shape of buildings simple form and haven’t attracted the eyes of people. However, the interesting selection of appropriate materials, the process of creating forms that generate interest from the computer to use light into the building. The rhythm of light ,light intensity and shadow of differences. Depending on the function using different to Different parts of the house.

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