Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
Joshua Hall in Cleveland, Ohio by Maker
April 4th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Maker
Located in the Joshua Hall Building, a former stag hotel in Cleveland’s Gateway Neighborhood, the design for a Live/ Work unit eschews conventional loft typologies in order to maximize square footage and natural light. Portions of the original floor plates are removed while new plates are inserted around a central void, extending beyond the existing roof plane.
As a result, this formal gesture increases overall square footage while simultaneously providing unexpected views and natural light throughout. Staircases connect the kitchen, living room, bedroom, office, and roof deck around the central void, thrusting the viewer’s eye vertically. The spaces created by new floor plates house all private functions, while the original floor plates remain open.