Collection of modern, minimalist, and eco friendly architectural design for your home inspiration
Sitting above the San Fransisco Bay, this Garay Residence looks like a perfect site for Swatt | Miers Architects to do their remodeling and transformation project. The owners had lived in the house for many years, and planning to transform their residence into a luxury one in the Tiburon, California.
Started on 2005, the initial design is a 2,000 square feet addition, coupled with a complete renovation of the existing 3,200 square feet house. The site is a half-acre south-facing hillside parcel, with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay to the south, east and west.
Regarding to the site’s physical condition, the new house is made almost entirely opaque on the north side where a new entrance motor court is defined by a rhythm of five ‘free-standing’ stone-clad walls. Slivers of glass separate the stone panels, creating a strong rhythm while giving little hint of the extraordinary spaces and views on the other side.
The progression of space begins with a low, compressed entry, leading to a circulation spine. Bathed in light from clerestory windows and skylights, the spine overlooks a new living, dining and kitchen ‘pavilion’, and new south-facing terraces, with world-class views of San Francisco Bay beyond.
Frameless glazing, pocketing glass doors, and dramatic cantilevered roof extentions seamlessly connect interior space to exterior space, blurring the boundary between the two.
Photographs by Russell Abraham
With tons of blueprints (over 16,000!) for different furniture designs and outdoor woodwork projectsyou can have a great insight into how to build different things with wood. In it, they tell you about wood, how to design projects, the detailed photographs, patterns, blueprints, materials list and step by step instructions on how to put build them.
The second part shows you the different tools and how to use them, and a complete guide to woodwork carpentry. And the color photographs and drawings are beautiful and show a lot of detail.
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