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Elements such as salvaged wood and stone preserve the historic character of the space, but steel and glass doors add a modern touch and create a mini vestibule to the office.
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CUSTOM HOME November-December 2010 The Public/Private House Street Smart
The husband, who uses a wheelchair, gains access to his office by going outside, up the sidewalk, and through this rear entrance.
Two pocket doors on the street side of the ipe container allow for two-zone heating and divide the public and private realms.
CUSTOM HOME November-December 2010 The Public/Private House Alley Adaptation
Ground-level garage doors lift up, creating inviting sidewalk space for the Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk. ?
residential architect June 2008 workspace studio d'arc architects pittsburgh Gerard Damiani, AIA, NCARB, and Debbie Battistone wanted their new live/work locale to embrace Pittsburgh's urban fabric. So they scouted for an empty lot close to downtown. The ample glazing lets the husband-and-wife team forgo artificial lighting during the day—a big plus for the eco-conscious firm.
Materials also were chosen for their low-impact practicality. For desks, plan racks, a printer shelf, and a model display table, Damiani used maple butcher block “with a thickness that could cantilever, so pieces fly into the space.”
Inside the studio, everyone sits together at one table. "We're all working in a close, collaborative manner," Rosano says of the plan.
The building's public entry connects directly to the street, bypassing the house completely. But a low window in the living room of the main house alerts the architects to a client's arrival.
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When the studio door is open, it highlights the home's double-height ceilings and loft-like feeling.
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For economy, the architects chose common off-the-shelf materials and finishes such as porcelain tile, pine plank floor, gypsum, and sealed concrete but detailed them to achieve a custom look.
The firm's two partners were able to accommodate ample living space on the second floor of their live/work project.
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Bamboo coutertops and floors brighten the trailer's interior, as does a recycled-glass tile shower space.
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CUSTOM HOME November-December 2010 The Public/Private House Wine, Dine, Live, Work
The hospitality suite at Paul Hobbs Winery is everything the surrounding production buildings are not: crisp, refined, and detailed to a T.