Phase I focused on getting the family moved in. Phase II began in anticipation of a new baby. The aim of the design was to create a sleeping area that could be separated from the main space, allowing the dog and the child to enjoy the rest of the apartment.
Phase III added window seats for storage, seating and baby changing, and a small sleeping pod, the ‘Cloud-Catcher.’ The panelized exterior of the Cloud integrates a bench on the exterior and has operable flaps to control the amount of engagement with the living space and Diego the dog. The interior structure is expressed and forms shelves for the child’s books and toys.
noroof received a call about Phase IV when the child was joined by a new baby brother. The family acquired a larger unit in the building and asked us to assist with a few alterations. Phase V is slated to happen sometime before the children become teenagers: a private bedroom with a view on the roof above for the parents.