San Jose House

 

 

Can a small square lot and a garage projecting at you still allow for an interesting modern shape? We introduced a split, both on the surface, spatially, with the finishes and then internally where the central stair coils its way up. Over the dining room, a floating dropped ceiling introduces the negative of what's typically done. 

The flat roof over the garage offered the opportunity for a terrace, secretly accessible through a closet. 

This small compact volume, although with an unusual shape compared to the the nondescript residences adjacent to it, still respects and has a dialog with the volumes, the traditional looking roofs around it. 

 

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