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Market Street Penthouse- Living Room

SOCIAL FLOW

Architecture is a social pattern. It guides us, gently or strongly, in the way we interact with each other and even with ourselves. A round dining table inspires a different kind of conversation than a long thin one. We design spaces with good social flow, improving rather than interrupting the lives of those who use them. We seek to understand and develop the social pattern desired by the client or context. From this, we generate an architecture that embodies that social pattern. Humans are inherently adaptable: we are all hermit crabs. We can sleep in an airport and cook on a picnic table. However, when the way you want to live is in alignment with the space you inhabit, friction is removed and a beautiful life is possible.

SOCIAL FLOW

Architecture is a social pattern. It guides us, gently or strongly, in the way we interact with each other and even with ourselves. A round dining table inspires a different kind of conversation than a long thin one. We design spaces with good social flow, improving rather than interrupting the lives of those who use them. We seek to understand and develop the social pattern desired by the client or context. From this, we generate an architecture that embodies that social pattern. Humans are inherently adaptable: we are all hermit crabs. We can sleep in an airport and cook on a picnic table. However, when the way you want to live is in alignment with the space you inhabit, friction is removed and a beautiful life is possible.

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

In Northern California, we have a wonderful opportunity for indoor/outdoor living. But this means more than big sliding doors and a deck. It is an attitude about designing architecture and the landscape. The traditional ‘box’ of architecture can be reconsidered and broken open. Rather than cut a big window in a wall, why not turn that wall into glass? The architecture can be extended out into the landscape and the landscape can be drawn into the architecture. Exterior rooms can be developed, augmenting the interior ones. A view of a tall tree is framed by a tall window.

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

In Northern California, we have a wonderful opportunity for indoor/outdoor living. But this means more than big sliding doors and a deck. It is an attitude about designing architecture and the landscape. The traditional ‘box’ of architecture can be reconsidered and broken open. Rather than cut a big window in a wall, why not turn that wall into glass? The architecture can be extended out into the landscape and the landscape can be drawn into the architecture. Exterior rooms can be developed, augmenting the interior ones. A view of a tall tree is framed by a tall window.