Location: Philadelphia, PA
This center-city renovation modifed and expanded an existing residence into a two-story loft style home, flooded with light and layered with reminders of the industrial past and newly-crafted construction.
Exposed steel framing was inserted into the upper floor to support a new green roof with solar panels and a new roof monitor that provides access to the roof and brings light to the central stair and to the lower level. The rolled steel sections contrast with the laminated bamboo and polished cherry panels and the orignal construction. Structural decks, framing and exterior masonry walls are kept visible and exposed to maintain the identity of the components. Cleverly designed sliding doorways save space and allow the home to function as a large open plan or can be closed to provide needed privacy.
Charles Capaldi completed this project while a principal at BFive Studio Architects.