Monday, February 7, 2011

Xiao-Yen House

This contemporary home in San Francisco, was renovated to include this penthouse with beautiful panoramic views of the sky and city. The penthouse, like icing on the top of a cake, is the sweetest part of the house.  Finished in steel and glass it is in warm contrast to the steel box below. 

The exterior façade is enclosed in steel sheeting, visually linking to the steel exo-skeleton which reinforces the house against seismic movement.  Craig Steely Architecture's brief included a sod roof and solar panels, which make this project 'green' as well as beautiful.  

Photos by Bruce Damonte

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