Client: Albert and Stephanie Chen
Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA : 2007
The project is a renovation to an existing loft in potrero hill. The client asked OTA+ to divide the lower level of their loft into a master bedroom and office. Dividing the room in two would block all natural light to the new office, so we designed a scheme that would provide privacy and separation between the two programs, while maintaining passage of natural light to the office.
We used computer software to accurately test the bouncing of light through the space and reduced the solidity of the internal cabinet to increase the overall illumination. The final design has no opaque vertical surfaces parallel to the existing window.