Minna Street DREAM:shop

This project is as a minimalist “open-ended” event space for an avid maker-client and his creative partners to experiment and ideate. Located in the central Mission of San Francisco, this simple plywood lined tube serves as a hybrid space for office, event space, laboratory and workshop all organized around a single three level vertical service core of reclaimed myrtle Wood. The unencumbered volume integrates circulation, aperture, glazing and high performance systems to prioritize flexibility and future change.

The original Auto repair garage building was mostly demolished to allow the new generously “open” (both formally and programmatically) tube-like volume to connect the street to a private outdoor rear-yard workspace at the rear of the site. Maximizing glazing on both ends allowed for natural light and passive cross ventilation, including a fully retractable skylight at its core where one can access the native meadow roof garden.

This core vertically consolidates all the functions of mechanical room, wet-lab, kitchen and bathrooms within a three level column. Accessed by a sculptural twisting stair, the service “column” allows the mezzanine office to be isolated from the workshop volume with glass curtains at two strategic locations. The smooth glass Street Façade de-materializes the dense urban fabric in which it is inserted, creating a shimmering void reflecting the sky by day and a glowing interior by night, while seamlessly integrating both vehicular and pedestrian access from Minna Street.

Walls and ceilings are laid out in a rational full sheet plywood pattern to minimize waste. Light tracks are introduced into the joints in a randomized pattern to allow flexibility of future program possibilities and a myriad of light types, from orient-able spots, floods, pendants and line voltage theatrical spots, to plug-in projectors and accessories. Six oversized dimmable high intensity industrial fluorescent fixtures float like balloons in the prismatic void – an unencumbered volume which integrates circulation, aperture, glazing and high performance systems to prioritize flexibility and future change all within a clearly defined space that breathes natural light in constant dialogue with the suns and the ever changing seasons.

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At each end of the tube, expansive glass presents the new interior as an ever evolving deep “stage” directly onto the street – a “mise-en-scene” of the workshops numerous fabrication projects, revolving exhibits, and energetic educational programs.   

#gallery #creativespace #facade #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo  of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

At each end of the tube, expansive glass presents the new interior as an ever evolving deep “stage” directly onto the street – a “mise-en-scene” of the workshops numerous fabrication projects, revolving exhibits, and energetic educational programs.

#gallery #creativespace #facade #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The smooth glass street façade de-materializes the dense urban fabric, creating a shimmering void reflecting the sky by day and a glowing interior by night - seamlessly integrating vehicular and pedestrian “drive through” access from Minna Street to the rear yard.

#evening #facade #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 2 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The smooth glass street façade de-materializes the dense urban fabric, creating a shimmering void reflecting the sky by day and a glowing interior by night - seamlessly integrating vehicular and pedestrian “drive through” access from Minna Street to the rear yard.

#evening #facade #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The client collects '70s Vanguard-Sebring electric CitiCars, and wanted a place where he could work on them and tinker. 

#garage #interiorarchitecture #interior #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 3 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The client collects '70s Vanguard-Sebring electric CitiCars, and wanted a place where he could work on them and tinker.

#garage #interiorarchitecture #interior #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The empty Horizontal Tube is a “smart structure” integrating an electric radiant floor slab and panelized plywood walls and ceilings. Prefabricated walls conceal a myriad of high performance systems including acoustical absorption, vascularized supply lines, and muti-layered plug-ins. The volume is organized around a second smaller Vertical Tube that extends 28 ft. from floor to ceiling as a three level service core clad in reclaimed myrtle wood. 

 #interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 4 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The empty Horizontal Tube is a “smart structure” integrating an electric radiant floor slab and panelized plywood walls and ceilings. Prefabricated walls conceal a myriad of high performance systems including acoustical absorption, vascularized supply lines, and muti-layered plug-ins. The volume is organized around a second smaller Vertical Tube that extends 28 ft. from floor to ceiling as a three level service core clad in reclaimed myrtle wood.

#interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The smooth glass street façade de-materializes the dense urban fabric, creating a shimmering void reflecting the sky by day and a glowing interior by night - seamlessly integrating vehicular and pedestrian “drive through” access from Minna Street to the rear yard.

 #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography #facade  Photo 5 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The smooth glass street façade de-materializes the dense urban fabric, creating a shimmering void reflecting the sky by day and a glowing interior by night - seamlessly integrating vehicular and pedestrian “drive through” access from Minna Street to the rear yard.

#sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography #facade

At each end of the tube, expansive glass presents the new interior as an ever evolving deep “stage” directly onto the street – a “mise-en-scene” of the workshops numerous fabrication projects, revolving exhibits, and energetic educational programs.   

 #interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 6 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

At each end of the tube, expansive glass presents the new interior as an ever evolving deep “stage” directly onto the street – a “mise-en-scene” of the workshops numerous fabrication projects, revolving exhibits, and energetic educational programs.

#interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The 500-square-foot mezzanine—accessed via a corkscrew stair tower—contains a gallery, a mechanical room, a space for video screenings, a kitchenette, and a bathroom.

#mezzanine #interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 8 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The 500-square-foot mezzanine—accessed via a corkscrew stair tower—contains a gallery, a mechanical room, a space for video screenings, a kitchenette, and a bathroom.

#mezzanine #interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The roll-up aluminum-and-glass garage doors at each end of the building allow the client to pull art pieces or retro vehicles into the 20-foot-deep, Turf Block–paved backyard.

 #interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

 Photo 9 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The roll-up aluminum-and-glass garage doors at each end of the building allow the client to pull art pieces or retro vehicles into the 20-foot-deep, Turf Block–paved backyard.

#interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The core consolidates all the functions of mechanical room, wet-lab, shop sink, caterer’s kitchen and bathrooms, all accessed by an articulated and segmented corkscrew stair that visually merges with its surface and passageways.

#staircase #stairs #twistedstairs #sculpturalstairs #interior #interiorarchitecture #interstice #sanfrancisco #intersticearchitects #corkscrewstair #workshop #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 12 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The core consolidates all the functions of mechanical room, wet-lab, shop sink, caterer’s kitchen and bathrooms, all accessed by an articulated and segmented corkscrew stair that visually merges with its surface and passageways.

#staircase #stairs #twistedstairs #sculpturalstairs #interior #interiorarchitecture #interstice #sanfrancisco #intersticearchitects #corkscrewstair #workshop #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The smooth glass Street Façade de-materializes the dense urban fabric in which it is inserted, creating a shimmering void reflecting the sky by day and a glowing interior by night, while seamlessly integrating both vehicular and pedestrian access from Minna Street.

 #interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography
 Photo 13 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The smooth glass Street Façade de-materializes the dense urban fabric in which it is inserted, creating a shimmering void reflecting the sky by day and a glowing interior by night, while seamlessly integrating both vehicular and pedestrian access from Minna Street.

#interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The walls are lined with a grid of plywood panels that can be rearranged as needed.

#interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 14 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The walls are lined with a grid of plywood panels that can be rearranged as needed.

#interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The walls are lined with a grid of plywood panels that can be rearranged as needed.

 #interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography
 Photo 15 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The walls are lined with a grid of plywood panels that can be rearranged as needed.

#interior #interiorarchitecture #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The owner had been fixing up cars and trucks since high school, and wanted a place where he could work on his collection of old step-vans and 70s electric cars. 

#garage #interiorarchitecture #interior #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 16 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The owner had been fixing up cars and trucks since high school, and wanted a place where he could work on his collection of old step-vans and 70s electric cars.

#garage #interiorarchitecture #interior #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

Accessed by a sculptural twisting stair, the service “column” allows the mezzanine office to be isolated from the workshop volume with glass curtains at two strategic locations. This view shows the open retractable skylight 

#mezzanine #skylight #retractableskylight #office #interior #interiorarchitecture #myrtlewood #steel #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 17 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

Accessed by a sculptural twisting stair, the service “column” allows the mezzanine office to be isolated from the workshop volume with glass curtains at two strategic locations. This view shows the open retractable skylight

#mezzanine #skylight #retractableskylight #office #interior #interiorarchitecture #myrtlewood #steel #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The core consolidates all the functions of mechanical room, wet-lab, shop sink, caterer’s kitchen and bathrooms, all accessed by an articulated and segmented corkscrew stair that visually merges with its surface and passageways.

#staircase #stairs #twistedstairs #sculpturalstairs #interior #interiorarchitecture #interstice #sanfrancisco #intersticearchitects #corkscrewstair #workshop #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 19 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The core consolidates all the functions of mechanical room, wet-lab, shop sink, caterer’s kitchen and bathrooms, all accessed by an articulated and segmented corkscrew stair that visually merges with its surface and passageways.

#staircase #stairs #twistedstairs #sculpturalstairs #interior #interiorarchitecture #interstice #sanfrancisco #intersticearchitects #corkscrewstair #workshop #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

The mezzanine serves as a classroom/office to be isolated from the workshop volume with glass curtains at two strategic locations and is accessed by a sculptural twisted staircase 

#mezzanine #meetingroom #office #interiorarchitecture #interior #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography Photo 20 of Minna Street DREAM:shop modern home

The mezzanine serves as a classroom/office to be isolated from the workshop volume with glass curtains at two strategic locations and is accessed by a sculptural twisted staircase

#mezzanine #meetingroom #office #interiorarchitecture #interior #sanfrancisco #workshop #interstice #intersticearchitects #cesarrubio #cesarrubiophotography

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