A small office sited within a historic residential neighborhood, this project became about scale, material and light. The entry portico echoes the porches of the nearby residences and shades the expansive glass that encloses the main space. This glass is mirrored along the far side, creating a portal during the day, and turning the structure into a lantern at night. The individual office spaces and conference rooms run alongside an exterior courtyard, reminiscent of the Charleston single house. These spaces are created from shipping containers, giving an industrial juxtapostion to the clean modernism of the front volume. Shown are two iterations of the project, with differing amounts of containers used.
This addition to a single story residence plays upon the adjacencies of historic and contemporary. The existing structure is of the spanish revival style of the 1920's and 1930's. From this historic home grows the new program, comprised of a family room, updated kitchen, large master suite and a roof deck to take advantage of the views to downtown Tampa. A new carport are springs from the original 1 car garage also creating the secondary enclosure to give the new pool area a wonderful courtyard feeling.