Ora Way

This sixties vintage, split-level in San Francisco was entirely rebuilt inside the original shell, a new house inside the old. The design was an archaeological process, excavating through the existing structure to find the unrealized potential in this volume. The four parallel monolithic walls oriented from front to back are contrasted with glass and wood infill emphasizing the view. Minimalist details and the expression of structure create a synthesis between existing and new materials which complement interior spaces configured to maximize access to the panoramic skyline from multiple levels.

• 7×7 Magazine, April 2008, pp. 98-103: “Living on the Edge” by Leilani Labong.