A historic Pelton Cottage survived the 1906 earthquake and fires only to be almost completely destroyed by a fire in 2013. Into this near blank slate we designed a “house within a house”, creating a two story volume and light shelf to bounce southern daylight between levels of the residence.
Red Dot Studio
Red Dot Studio is a Bay Area practice focused on residential and small business clients. Their process elicits discovery and fun, a synthesis shared among studio, client and construction team. Red Dot Studio believes that the built environment can enhance, enlighten and foster good for people and the community. Their design approach, akin to the simplicity of a red dot with its varied cultural signifiers from a Bindi to a sold sign for artwork, looks for everyday beauty and meaning, drawing from the Bay Area Tradition, the natural world and an appreciation of craft.