FREMONT LIVE/WORK SPACE
Convinced that the traditional house is an
outdated model for modern living this individual wanted to
reconceptualize what a house could be and what it could do.
He is a photographer and software designer who also enjoys working
on his two restored cars and motorcycle.
Inspired by the warehouse living depicted in
the 1981 French film DIVA by Jean Jacques Beiniex
the client sought a durable and flexible "live/work space"
which could accommodate both domestic and work activities
all in a 3500 square foot building. He wanted to explore the ways
in which technology and modernity have dissolved the boundaries
between where we live and where we work.
This steeply sloped site is positioned in a mix of single and multifamily
residences. Seattles Fremont neighborhood with its village
attractions is a short walk away. The slope faces west overlooking
light industrial and marinerelated manufacturing buildings
in the foreground bridges and a ship canal in the middle ground
and the waters of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains on the horizon.
This layered geography firmly locates the building within its regional