This new home is located in the East Bay hills and overlooks the undeveloped land of Claremont canyon. The design explores the use of Cor-ten steel, black metal panels and cast in place concrete in a collage-like composition of forms.
The Woodside Hill House is located in a large parcel off Skyline Blvd at the crest of the San Mateo County hills. Our design concept is a shed roofed building that follows the slope of the hill.
This project involves the remodel of a large estate in the Shiloh area of Sonoma County, California. We are completely redoing the interior of the existing home and adding a new lower level family room. The landscape, pool and patios have been redesigned to take maximum advantage of the views across the large parcel of land
This new home is located in the East Bay hills and has spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. The home is composed as a set of rectangular volumes that step down the steep hillside.
This is a new agricultural facility for an avocado farm in the Somis area of southern California. The barn was conceived as a relatively simple steel frame structure which is then clad with cor-ten steel and various scrim elements to both animate the architecture and provide shading
These four new Live Work buildings are slated to start construction in 2018
This space is a new bar and cafe for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland. We introduced into the existing building a new bar the centerpiece of which is a curved glass wall with a graphic interlayer exploring the imagery of the late Howard Hughes.
This project updates a modern house from the 1950’s. Re-orienting the entry door and expanding the house on the east and west increase the footprint and provide a spacious master area. A massive bay window floods the kitchen with daylight and offers views to the large oak trees surrounding the site. Large sliding doors increase the connection to the enlarged pool and patio area.
This project in Noe Valley involves only a small addition and is primarily focussed on opening the home to the views over and beyond the rear yard
This project uses extensive glazing in a relatively simple box like massing. The use of a metal scrim mounted to the exterior both animates the design and allows modulation of interior privacy
This project is an addition and remodel of an existing one story bungalow. Our design focus was on creating a two story atrium space to open the primary circulation and living spaces to the yard area at the rear of the home
This home is massed as two wings separated by a glazed two story volume that serves as a dining room below and circulation above. The open center connects the home to both the front and rear yards
This new home is located on a heavily wooded upslope site in the Berkeley Hills. The design challenge was siting the home to both adapt to the steep grade and preserve the mature oak trees. The design that emerged kept the footprint of the building small and well back off the street to be above the most significant trees. Exterior materials are keyed to the colors of the oak bark and foliage further reinforcing the sense of place of this unique site. A large rock outcrop anchors the upslope side of the site plan and provides a centerpiece of intimate views to the back patios and landscape