The Minna Dream Shop is located on a small street in San Francisco’s Mission district. Interstice Architects renovated the former auto garage into an open space with connections to both the street and a private outdoor backyard workspace. The airy layout allows artists and markers to work on large-scale projects inside. The glazed front and rear facades allow natural light to penetrate the interior, and large operable doors facilitate passive cross ventilation.
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The project prioritizes flexibility – the interior can serve as a mechanical room, a wet-lab, a kitchen, and an event space. Bathrooms are located within a three-level service column, and a sculptural twisting stair leads to a mezzanine office that can be isolated from the workshop volume with glass curtains.
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