We view the practice of architecture as a service and an art and architecture itself as that which both accommodates and inspires. The design process involves collaboration and interpretation, and each design evolves in its own way in response to site, context, program and client. With the important recognition that environment has a profound effect on life, projects are tailored through landscape, building, and interior to fully realize the potential of each situation. Our work is characterized not only by appearance but consistent quality across a range of conditions. We listen carefully to our clients and work with passion to meet and exceed their goals.More About Our Studio
Bringing The Outdoors In
Sustainable Home Designs
It’s an oft-heard design objective among folks building or renovating a home these days: “We want to bring the outdoors in!” Indeed, visually or spatially connecting the interior of a home with its surroundings is a great way to make spaces feel larger, improves daylight levels and, best of all, and embraces nature. Most of us enjoy being outside, and when we get a sense of that while inside it has a profoundly positive effect on the experience of being at home.
There was a time when people wished just the opposite from their homes: how to keep the outdoors out. Protection from the elements led to common-sensestrategies like low, sheltering roofs on the north-facing side of a house and small and few windows to admit some natural light while limiting heat loss and maintaining structural integrity. Although concerns about heat loss and protection from weather remain relevant, through thoughtful design there are a number of ways to achieve a greater connection. The designs represented here all share details – deep roof overhangs, permeable decking at same- level interiors/exteriors, carefully-chosen weather-resistant materials like stainless steel, mahogany, and Ipe – that ensure a lasting result.