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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: Floor tile at Churrería El Moro

Jan 1, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Unforgettable churros and beautiful floor tile at El Moro in Mexico City.

Inspiration: Stone inlay at the Huntington Chinese Garden

Dec 24, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

There simply wasn't enough time to explore all the gardens at The Huntington. Next time.

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.

Late night inspiration

Dec 12, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

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.

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