We experience the world we inhabit primarily through vision, and light is the medium. My house is a celebration of light and its counter part, shadow. Designing a house based on how I feel at home explores the relationship between the science of perception, of the body and its interactions with the physical world. Feeling at home it’s more than the living experience itself, it’s an active intervention of my ideas in the evolution of my own dwelling. Therefore, my house creates a framework for understanding my experiences throughout time.
The idea is to create a dwelling that allows interior and exterior living spaces to blend rather seamlessly. The site forces deliberately turned the structure’s back on the south side, favoring, of course, the spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, and the San Francisco Bay. One of the most unique features of the house is perhaps the indoor-outdoor relationship created by framing the views towards north. Construction in precast concrete tilt-up planks is complemented by the simplicity of the glazing planes on the north façade. #california #designyourdwelling2008 #golden_gate_bridge_view #javier_rodriguez_motta #san_francisco #san_francisco_bay_view