Shifted House

The project is one of several that increase density in Berkeley by building a second unit on a lot with a single existing home. Two volumes are shifted across the site with a third intersecting volume skewed to connect them.  The shift is motivated by an adaptation to the existing conditions, to accommodate existing landscape, as well as the neighbors access to light, openness and privacy. The resultant skew in the interior provides for continuity and playfulness in the space without compromising clarity.  Volumes are connected horizontally and vertically for increased legibility of the overall interior form.