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Universal Design

Universal Design is a concept that has been around for a while. It is used more in terms of industrial design than applied to architecture, but it is just as valid to apply it to the design of buildings. Like the ipad and the ipod the idea is to design something that is user friendly […]

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Snedaker-Krause House – The Sea Ranch, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

The clients’ desire was for a weekend house designed as a compound, a group of buildings like the old farm houses with a house, a barn, a silo, etc. separate structures but related to each other. Though the lot was relatively small, a house plan was developed as three separate units – linked together by an

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Dixon Home – Occidental, CA (Sonoma county)

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Bob Dixon, is a tall man, 6 feet- 7 inches, who is forced to duck under normal height doors. His wife is also tall. Bob wanted something unique for their quiet, private, 10 acre site on a western facing slope in the coastal hills.

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