As Builts – lots of measuring
Quick preliminary ideas using existing “bones”
Existing 3D models
Ok – what makes us love one style and not another?
This home belongs to my friend Brian – a cabinet maker – business man – father – husband – into radio controlled helicopters – mountain biker – to mention a few hobbies.
Génoise also defines the architectural treatment under the eaves of the roof – common in Provence France and possibly originating in Italy
It is said that the wealthier you are – the more rows you have ! The roof tiles continue from the eave back to the house in a sort of reverse pattern. The trend dates back the middle of the 17th century and came originally from Italy.
This project, built of ICF blocks, created a challenge because the 8″ thick concrete walls are surrounded in 3″ of insulating foam. Unlike the solid stone buildings of 17th c Provence, we had to create a system that could attach – be safe – be structurally sound – without being able to build on top of a stone wall. The answer is foam! and a bad hair day! Continue reading “Génoise Detail of a French Provincial Design – New Construction ICF House in Ojai”
Every once in a while you just have to have a little fun! A recent design/build project…
This garage looked like a dump. The client, an avid sportsman, wanted something a little special without spending a ton of cash. Continue reading “Santa Monica – Garage Remodel / Pop Art”