She likes light filled, airy, and serene spaces; he likes raw materials, grilling steaks and working on racing cars. The “double loft” owners challenged us to acknowledge their long and committed relation, while celebrating their independence. Two architectural “identities” responded. “Cloud” floats, grows down from the ceiling, has soft rounded corners and appears seamless, immaterial, white or translucent. “Stack” is very constructed; you can see the parts, the angular adjustments and the material, usually wood or mdf with steel details. Each identity is foregrounded
accordingly, stack on his side and cloud on hers, but never in isolation from the other.