Professorville Residence, Palo Alto - New Two Story House

The Program: The client would like to build a brand new 4-bedroom house on a very small 5,600 square-foot lot. They wanted as much natural light to the entire house as possible, in a city which is very stricted in privacy requirements.

The Solution: We used an U-shaped design concept by providing an open courtyard in the middle of the house. It provides lots of natural light to both first and second floor. The courtyard is used as a public outdoor gathering space for informal dining purpose. The double height wall surface for window locations to satisfy privacy requirements.

Project designed by Hayes Group Architects, I was the project architect