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Alvarado House / Terry & Terry Architecture

  • 01:00 - 25 April, 2011
Alvarado House / Terry & Terry Architecture
Alvarado House / Terry & Terry Architecture, © Ethan Kaplan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Architect

    Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Project Team

    Alex Terry AIA, Ivan Terry
  • Engineer

    Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
  • Landscape Architect

    Outer Space Landscape Architecture
  • General Contractor

    Timberline Construction
  • Area

    2600.0 ft2
  • Photographs

From the architect. For this project Terry & Terry Architecture maintained certain portions of this original Victorian layout, including the compartmentalized front rooms and the wide hallway that contains the stairs and bathrooms and leads to the kitchen. As one moves to the rear of the house, traces of the original Victorian house dissolve. Terry & Terry Architecture designed the new structure at the rear of the house to be a series of interconnected, multi-functional open space for dining, cooking and common living. On the third floor, Terry & Terry Architecture added bedrooms/bathrooms, a large stair shaft, with a roof opening to allow light to reach the core of the house.

© Ethan Kaplan
© Ethan Kaplan

To create transparency at the rear of the house, Terry & Terry Architecture used a three-story, steel moment frame. This allowed them to use glass as a membrane, blurring the distinction between the inner volumes of the house and the outdoor deck spaces. The moment frame also gave them greater freedom to manipulate the various volumes of the house. At each level, these volumes straddle the steel moment frame, and through their positioning, they provide shade and privacy to other indoor and outdoor spaces. Finally, Terry & Terry Architecture inserted a large patio on the ground level that connects with the garden area.

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Gordon anderson · May 05, 2013

It is not fake, it is the original building. Likely required to keep, so might as well restore it.

Thomas McConnell · June 10, 2011

Very nice architectural work and good interior design too, simply good work, thanks for posting.

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æon · April 26, 2011

Hey, there's a party in the backyard!

psnisdowntear · April 26, 2011 08:12 PM

business in the front party in the back!!

my name · April 26, 2011

don't like it's fake face

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