pittsburgh, pennsylvania

Located on the edge of Mt. Washington, the scenic overlook for Pittsburgh's skyline, this interior is a new construction within a 1970's era apartment building made of brick, block and hollow core plank. Designed as a weekday apartment for an engineer, this 1,200 square foot space was conceived as a material monospace clad entirely in bamboo veneer. This interior is carefully detailed to reveal a clear logic of materials and connections. While unifying the space as a thematic ensemble of details through its mono material palette, the interior also acts as a overlapping series of open areas which at times can be spatially reconfigured. There are no static series of rooms- instead the space is dynamic and changeable - as exemplified by the rotating couch. While the windows remains fixed, the rotating couch allows for spatial flexibility and select views of the city of Pittsburgh and its landscape.

The consistent material tone extends and exaggerates the spaciousness of this small interior. A series of mechanized elements allow for a variety of spatial configurations. A rotating floor that contains the couch and bar seating area redirects the living space into position for views of the city, Heinz Field or to the kitchen, dining or bar areas. The second level has a large sliding door with a more conventional door within to subdivide the sleeping area from the adjacent study/guest sleeping area. Glass areas within the baths are glazed with SwitchLight glazing giving the bathrooms direct connections to the interior and exterior views when appropriate.