I finally have a new place, and it’s an open concept loft in San Francisco’s SOMA district. It’s got everything I have ever wanted in a place, but it’s got one problem, to afford it I had to take on a good friend as a roommate. I love having roommates in a traditional space, but having a roommate in an open concept loft could, well ,,,.. get bothersome in the future.
I am currently exploring and brainstorming concepts to create privacy. However, building a full height wall, although a feasible engineering solution, is not what I am looking for. We are looking for something that keeps the loft as open as possible, while allowing us to define private spaces. We have thought of the following options, but what ideas might you have?
- using plexiglass panels
- using triangular plexiglass panels and create an uneven surface
- using plexiglass with a negative pressure interior ( vacuum )
- using glass
- using foam
- hanging rugs
- hanging curtains
- using bloxes
- using a rubber skin around a substructure/ skeleton
- creating a plexiglass substructure
- creating a wooden substructure
- creating a cardboard substructure
- sucking out the air from with in the rubber encased structure
- doing something organic looking
- doing something modern
- using small bright light sources like LEDs to trick the eye of an on looker to contract and thus be unable to see passed the array of LEDs, one might call this a ‘light screen’
- use a light projector to overpower any refracting light in the room, thus creating optical privacy in one direction.
- using some sort of blinds
I will try to update this post with examples of interesting design at some point. Maybe you can comment on a few.