Architecture

Exploring Tile layouts

May 6, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are exploring some really fun tile layouts for the entry courtyard at the La Donna Avenue Residence. 

Sea Ranch exhibit

Apr 26, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our office took a field trip to see the Sea Ranch exhibit at the SFMOMA. This photo of a site model, made with sugar cubes and push pins, was a good reminder of how anything can everything can inspire architecture.

La Donna Avenue Residence BONUS Sneak Peek

Mar 21, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

The homeowners at our La Donna Avenue Residence were so kind to send us this photo of the great room with the skylights in their full glory. Isn’t it lovely in this space? ✨
Continued beautiful hard work by CB Builders

La Donna Avenue Residence Construction Sneak Peek

Mar 20, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our La Donna Avenue Residence now has windows and drywall. You can now see the long and tall great room. It was too bad the skylights were boarded up the day of our visit!⁣
Beautiful hard work by CB Builders

Hyacinth Lane Residence - Construction Progress

Mar 16, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

At our Hyacinth Lane Residence, the passthrough / peekaboo opening between the living room and kitchen is now in place. You can see the natural light from the back patio streaming through - a sign that the passthrough will help bring natural light into the center of the house. Beautiful hard work by Starburst Construction.

Amarillo Avenue Residence - Construction Progress

Feb 22, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Amarillo Avenue Residence Progress - Part 3: The skylight and clerestory window over the guest bath shower. I have heard some people call this window/skylight detail "The OFA Special".

Amarillo Avenue Residence Progress - Part 2

Feb 20, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

All the volumes have been enclosed in plywood sheathing.

Amarillo Avenue Residence - Construction Progress

Feb 18, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Amarillo Avenue Residence Progress - Part 1: the framed openings of the first floor have more emphasis with the solidity of the second floor on top.

Contractor Sketches Part 3

Feb 1, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Drawing on stucco, and then the wall is demolished and the sketch is gone forever. Except that the details became the house that now stands. At our Inverness Way Residence, with Phil Carey at Starburst Construction.

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