Architecture

Contractor Sketches Part 2

Jan 30, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

This one is between the studs, right on the inside face of plywood sheathing. It will eventually get covered up with insulation, but will remain as a beautiful time capsule of how our team figured out the details of a sleeping nook. At our Amarillo Avenue Residence, with Augie Peccei of Coast to Coast Development.

Contractor Sketches Part 1

Jan 28, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

This one is sketched, passed around, nailed to a stud between two different kinds of insulation. This is art in itself. At our La Donna Avenue Residence, with Chris Brooks at CB Builders.

New Views

Jan 9, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Building a new second floor meant gaining a view like this from the upstairs bedroom. Worth it? We think so. At our Gilbert Avenue Residence.

Inspiration: Brick pavers at the Gamble House

Dec 23, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

And this is just the driveway. 

Inspiration: Gamble House Details

Dec 23, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Visiting the Gamble House in Pasadena, by Greene & Greene.

Amarillo Avenue Residence - framing the second floor

Dec 10, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

At last week's site meeting for the Amarillo Avenue Residence, it was great to see that the top of the nearby persimmon tree will be framed by the clerestory windows in the master bathroom. The framing stage of construction is always very exciting, because what we've been designing and drawing for so many months finally starts to be real spaces in which we can stand, observe, and study. The site has come a long way since the slab foundation was poured a few months ago.

La Donna Avenue Residence - framing

Oct 29, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

 

Framing is up at our La Donna Avenue Residence, and you can start to see how the kitchen and living room spaces will feel. The skylights at the top of the vaulted ceiling will wash the wall with warm light, just as they're doing in this photo.

 

Amarillo Avenue Residence - foundation

Oct 8, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

This is a shot of the perimeter foundation at our Amarillo Avenue Residence. The mat slab, which will be the base under our first floor radiant system, will be poured next week. It's nice to see the outline of what will become the house and the garage.

 

All hands on deck for a design charrette

Oct 1, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

We recently started a project in Redwood City that has several zoning code limitations, but our team was able to come up with a big pile of inspired ideas. 

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