Northlight | San Anselmo
“A light here required a shadow there.” – Adeline Virginia Wolff
Originally a furniture store, recently a dance school, and now a fine artist’s studio, this project attempts to harness natural light and shadow as essentials of an artist’s workspace. The reconfigured front façade, allows diffused illumination via large north-facing openings; high and wide at the painting studio, low and tall at sidewalk entry gallery. The rear sculpture space (where directional light is a good thing) has an immense skylight and full-height sliding doors that allow manually controlled work light. At the rear of the building, a new addition with an extra-wide rollup door accommodates a wood, metal, and framing shop plus shelving and racks filled with future projects materials and ideas.
ZFA Structural Engineers
MHC Mechanical Engineering