The three-bedroom, two-story single-family home was constructed on a shared property with another home. The clients requested a house with a modest street size, a fluid interaction between internal and external space, privacy from adjacent neighbors, and a distinct design conceptually positioned on the San Diego modernist trajectory.
Throughout the design, we sought drama and intimacy, openness and seclusion, movement, and emphasis.
|Location:||3668 Acacia Grove Way,
San Diego, CA
|Civil Engineer:||ARC ENGINEERS|
|Technical Energy:||Brian Hamsen|
The existing 1,500 SF one-story residence is completely remodeled with new finish materials, fixtures, equipment, and minor flow changes to enhance the interior/exterior connections of the site. The existing residence was then made as porous as possible to weave the exterior and interior spaces together. Large-format terrazzo tiles, vertical-grain Douglas fir cabinetry and colorful Heath tiles provide a consistent palette throughout the interiors.
The construction of a new railway station in San Diego, California, has prompted the city to rebuild the Morena Boulevard corridor. The Morena neighborhood is a focal point, with single-family homes surrounded by a variety of small businesses. We built something unique that gives inspiration, adventure, and seclusion, using the Japanese marketplaces and planes that fly over the region as inspiration. The 9 flats and 6 stores in this mixed-use structure will vary from studio to two-bedroom apartments. A new eating concept, reminiscent of the Big Easy, will be added to the first floor, along with a coffee bar and a barbershop. .
Located 10 miles away from MT Everest camp. Silent Valley is a refuge hut and a training facility for climbers. The facility’s design is inspired and mapped based on the surrounding mountains and landmarks. Each point of reference varies based on location, elevation, and size. These helps determine the building envelope and grid of the floorplans. The gravitational pull of each peak helps to develop the building.