SOMA is truly an amazing area, bursting with entertainment, education, art, and night life. The area has literally been destroyed on multiple occasions because of natural disasters. Each time, the area has been rebuilt to an arguably better state. As a result, SOMA has become an eclectic, culturally rich area with representatives from every walk of life.
My original inspiration for the layout of my residences was based on the organizational techniques of traditional Japanese Tatami mats. This allowed me to have a formally more normal project without creating just cookie cutter residences. I focused mainly on two of the organizational techniques associated with these mats when I was allocating space. The first one being that not matter how many components are combined in a Tatami organization, they are always generated by either a square or a rectangle, and they always produce a square or a rectangle when combined. The other technique I used was the constraint of the corners. In Tatami mats, four corners never intersect. As for the rest of the images, just enjoy!
Billboard in SOMA
Local hot spot
DESIGN. INSPIRE. REPEAT.