A Stylish and Playful Modern Penthouse in San Francisco

20th St is a playful modern penthouse designed by Mork Ulnes Architects. The home is located in San Francisco, California, USA, with an operable steel screen and playful interior atmosphere
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20th St by Mork Ulnes Architects

“This renovation represents unconventional materials’ capacity to elevate a project otherwise constricted by a tiny budget and planning scrutiny.

With an imperative to create an impact on the exterior but remain within the city’s preservation and zoning requirements, a matte black cladding, typically used on skateboarding ramps, wraps the house’s existing two-levels.

The residence’s social functions are relocated into a vertical penthouse addition with sweeping views. A hand-drilled, operable steel screen doubles as an awning and diffuses light to imbue the penthouse with a playful atmosphere.

The same hills that poise the residence to have panoramic views also create a notably steep backyard. This sectional condition is celebrated as it enables a connection directly from the third floor to the back garden via a steel catwalk.”

Photos by: Mork Ulnes Architects & Bruce Damonte

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