A poorly planned and closed-in two-bedroom/ two-bathroom apartment was transformed into a flexible and spacious three-bedroom / three-bathroom, two story SOMA Loft – in order to keep pace with a family’s growing needs in San Francisco. Through the careful use of transparency, dynamic furnishings and fold-away walls the space is opened up to breath light deep into the apartment, allowing all the rooms to share the dramatic views of the Bay and Bridge.
SITE: South of Market, San Francisco
The unified expression is conceived as neutral shell with insertions of distinctly sophisticated, high performance elements with a rich yet understated materiality: Eramosa limestone in the master bath, walls of pickled white oak, and a two story Knoll textile clad storage cabinetry wall, create an airy interlocking space that is made private by a system hidden blinds responding to the owners need to divide the space visually.
Radiant hydronic ceilings provide comfort throughout, while beds fold out of walls to create a guest room by dividing the spacious living room -requiring every surface to participate in the architecture to contain light, and seamlessly absorb program.