1 Fitchburg St C222 (Innerbelt)
In her loft, Pook wanted to keep rooms visually separated while maintaining air flow and light throughout. With help from Cindy Larson of Centrepoint Architechts (1 Fitchburgh St), she found a way. She situated her bedroom far from the window to minimize noise. She kept the walls of the room completely open at the bottom, to create easy access for her Roomba vacuum. The bedroom walls are constructed of corrugated polymer, allowing light to come through while still maintaining privacy. Pook punctuated her narrow entry hall by putting a window at the end of it, allowing for still more light to bathe the room.
If you think Pook got everything she wanted without a hitch, think again. Pook wanted to keep her windows open all the time, but the building association was concerned with water getting inside. So she had a gutter made of stair treads put in the windowsill to prevent leakage. She uses the collected water to nourish her plants and to humidify the place in winter. And that’s a green solution that anyone can appreciate.