This steep sloping corner site generated a wholly unique arrangement of space, not typical to the city: a San Francisco house where the main ideas expressed are transparency, sunlight, and a direct connection to nature. The house integrates photovoltaic panels, a sod roof, and 25′ timber bamboo growing through the house.
The main garden space is a ‘slice’ of urban green contrasting with the boldness of the architecture by Craig Steely. There is a strong tension at play between the vertical and horizontal, the static and the dynamic (plants + water), and the movement of light and shadow. This serene space exists within the chaos and complexity of the urban fabric. In the garden the plant forms are expressed in much the same way you would find in a forest whereby the plants are searching for light and space opportunities from beneath a large canopy.