Located in the Mission District, an evolving neighborhood of family homes and light industrial spaces, Mission House was designed in close collaboration with the clients, a roboticist and an interaction designer. In addition to the elements of a traditional home, their specific needs included a maker space and workshop, which were designed to grow and transform with the growing family.
The facade is a reduced form of a Bay window, ubiquitous throughout the city and clad in tightly space 1×3 cedar battens. Built within the shell of a former building, the new construction within the old, exposing the tectonic joints between to the two whenever possible.
The dark color of the house and minimal material palate allow the house to fall into the background of the neighborhood while still asserting a certain iconic strength within a still transitioning neighborhood.