A study for live work lofts in San Diego, California.
There are four towers with a footprint of 10’-6” x 35’ spaced 8’ apart and a total building height of 35’. The interstitial space between the towers becomes covered outdoor space for the units.
Each tower has three levels for a total of 12 units. The units are designed so they can be easily connected through the interstitial decks. This makes the units easy to adapt to larger tenant groups. For example, the top 4 units could be connected to create a 4 bedroom penthouse unit.
The section of the towers steps up along the length of the unit. This allows for sleeping lofts in upper units and high ceilings in all units.
The plumbing for all of the bathrooms vertically stacks, which makes plumbing efficient and easy to build.
All ground floor units are ada accessible. There is an outdoor shower that is accessible from inside the unit when the sliding wooden door is in the closed position.
Each unit features an outdoor kitchen, a bathroom with space for a stacked washer dryer, as well as built in storage. A large sliding wood door connects the units with their adjacent outdoor space.
Each unit is 308 sq ft, which is the allowable building area of the site divided by 12. Ground floor units have 343 sq ft of private outdoor space that wraps around the unit. Upper units have 8’x19’ (152 sq ft) covered decks and sleeping lofts.
An alternative section with one less unit per tower for a total of 8 units. This scheme features a 2 bedroom unit on the second floor.
A massing concept for a desert home on the perimeter of De Anza Country Club in Anza Borrego, Ca.
The design revolves around the fireplace, the hearth of the home where the family would gather. The fireplace is located in between the living room and the dining room, and is also featured on a roof deck above.
To the west the site features dramatic views looking up at Indian Head Mountain, which rises 3,200 ft. from the desert valley.