New Home, Half Moon Bay
Project Description:This house in Half Moon Bay has a non-orthagonal plan based on capturing ocean views while avoiding an environmental wetland which occupies a majority of the property.
It has two shed roofs which define both a great room and the garage/guest suite. These two wings are separated by a flat roofed entry section.
The modern style is characterized by articulated rake walls, clerestory windows, and cantilevered steel I-beams which are exposed internally and carry through to the exterior. Some portions of the house that encroach into wetland area are cantilevered to minimize impact.
A separate orchid green-house/lap pool structure fits within the site's buildable envelope, also avoiding the wetland.
Remodel/Addition, Redwood City
The owners wish to remodel an existing ranch house to reflect their contemporary tastes and preferences. The resulting design is composed of complimenting shed roof forms, bridged by a central section, above which is a roof deck. One of the program requirements was to create two public entrances, one for the primary residence and one for a home office that will receive clients. These entrances are defined and prioritized by a continuous, exposed cantilevered steel beam structure which supports porch roofs and trellises. This structure's skewed orientation results in a well-defined primary entrance and a receding office entrance. The beam structure runs exposed horizontally through interior spaces, and externally rearward to support a patio trellis. Contemporary features include fiber-cement rain screen panels,horizontal cedar siding, and cable railing. The project is being constructed in two phases, Phase 1 working drawings are currently underway.
Phase one has been completed.