Flip House by Fougeron Architecture | urdesign magazine

Flip House by Fougeron Architecture

Category: Houses Published on 11 Dec, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , ,
1-flip-house-by-fougeron-architecture

To reconnect an erratic San Francisco home to its striking landscape, light, and views and transform its confusing program with a new modernist aesthetic, Fourgeron Architecture has realized this stunning project titled “Flip House“.

A complete flip of the home’s façade and interior spaces that reinvents its typology and captures all advantages of its natural and urban site. Like many San Francisco homes, this one poorly integrated its many levels with each other and with its sloping topography and solar orientation. Reversing its reading, architects recast the back of the house as its primary façade with a faceted, custom-built glass wall. Divided into three vertical panels that push in and out, this dynamic prism brings animating light and spectacular views to the communal living spaces, now placed at the rear. Bedrooms were flipped to the front.

The circulation has been rationalized , replacing disconnected staircases with one rear stair that smoothly links all three levels and the garden below. The street-level entry now leads to a generous foyer that is open to this staircase and to a guest room/den. The open plan of the second floor allows the kitchen and living room space to look down into this den and outward to the striking city, Bay, and garden vistas beyond.

(Click images for full size photos)

2 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture 3 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture 4 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture 5 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture 6 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture 7 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture 8 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture 9 flip house by fougeron architecture Flip House by Fougeron Architecture

images courtesy of Fougeron Architecture

Gift Moleskine Flip House by Fougeron Architecture

Recommended:

Vertical Loft by Shift A + U
Noma Restaurant by Space Copenhagen
Café Craft by Pool
Daikanyama T-Site by Klein Dytham Architecture
The Design Republic Commune by Neri&Nu
Höst by Norm Architects and Menu
Fika, house and temporary scandinavian shop in Japan by ondesign & Partners
Garden House by Joaquín Alvado Bañón
Low Cost House in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Penhaligon's shop in London by Christopher Jenner
BIG & small House in Los Angeles by Anonymous Architects
Panorama House by Moon Hoon
Roaming Market by Aberrant Architecture
Three Cusps Chalet by Tiago do Vale Arquitectos
B' Tower in Rotterdam by Wiel Arets Architects
House in Yatsugatake by Kidosaki Architects Studio
Student Activity Center at Bangkok University by Supermachine Studio
Ritto House in Shiga by Alts Design Office
Bindella Osteria & Bar in Tel Aviv
Loft in Brooklyn by SABO project

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


9 − six =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work