We were asked to provide a conceptual design for a 17 unit apartment complex in a gentrified community a few miles South of San Diego. Exterior materials include corrugated metal and stucco in a variety of colors.
This 600 acre planned equestrian community includes shops, restaurants, a five-star hotel and condominiums in addition to residential neighborhoods. Dignitary Downs also includes a full-size race track with sophisticated training facilities and accommodations for race horses and aspiring jockeys. The bridge contains shops and a wine tasting room underneath the roadway.
The extensive additions to this existing house included a guest house, large gymnasium and an indoor theater that can be enjoyed from the pool or pizza oven patio. (Main house by others).
Exterior renovation/redesign of an aging residence one block from the Pacific Ocean. The design intent of this urban cottage was to bring the structure to a more personalized scale.
Major addition & remodel to an aging 1970’s residence. Prior structure had no curb appeal and was very claustrophobic inside with very low ceilings and narrow corridors. The new design allows spaces to flow freely and maintain a strong connection with the outside.
This multi-story residence stands as a beacon and is situated atop a large hill that overlooks a major highway and the Pacific Ocean.
Situated on a one-acre lot, this five-pavilion residence is centralized towards an interior courtyard to provide maximum privacy for the Owners. An eight-car garage was created using four two-car connected garages of various heights rotated 45° to minimize impact on the surrounding neighborhood. A “floating wall” greets visitors upon entering the Foyer and provides a privacy shield to the interior courtyard beyond.
For the new headquarters of Kickstart Kids (founded by actor Chuck Norris) we incorporated amusing and unexpected forms that morph, twist and turn to keep users in a playful state of suspense similar to the karate experience. The reception area is defined by a series of curved walls of varying heights that mimic the famous “roundhouse kick” made famous by Mr. Norris.
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Designed in an old established neighborhood in Encinitas, the goal of this major renovation was to restore the unique community flavor that was lost through several remodels over the years.