2009 Merit Award for Interior Architecture
Conduit, San Francisco, CA
Architect: Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects, Inc.
The ground floor commercial space located in a new residential building had a low ceiling with a tangled maze of plumbing, sprinkler and electrical conduits serving the residences above. To cover these pipes would have further reduced the space. Instead, more conduits were layered over the existing pieces to counteract the maze situation. At the entry is a long fireplace. Behind, table seating fills the room.