Characteristics, Typologies and Defining components – Nature’s response to change in course.

  • Horizontal roof lines with prominently angled roof that soars to the sky.
  • Limestone Plinth walls anchor the soaring roof planes while announcing entryways, flowing from exterior to interior spaces.
  • Horizontal bands of continuous windows creates a rhythm of lightness, this transparency accentuates the openness of the composition.
  • Embraces nature’s core items of light, texture, contrast and color while creating a blended harmony that is rooted in our landscape.
  • Abundant use of native woods, like cypress or cedar, which demonstrates the warmth and uniqueness of each board yet when used as a whole its uniqueness appears more as one monolithic texture.
  • Broad expansive overhangs and cantilevers that provide solar shading, wall protection and shedding of rain and snow.
  • Roof fascias that are layered, tapering inward and creating silhouettes against the sky that accent the boldness of the structure.
  • The extended cantilevers define space while soaring to the horizon like out stretched wings seeking the edge.
  • Copper metal detailing in various accent uses, both interior and exterior, patina like wood and are a textural contrast to stone and wood.
  • Materials at exterior corners that are detailed to visually extend to the next side or plane without interruption. Butt glass windows, miter cut wood joints in siding and fascia, extended stone shelves that wrap around corners.
  • Native plantings, Earth berms, and Limestone outcropping designed with the landscape to provide stimulating context reminiscent of local natural ecological systems.