The design of Blue Oaks house is organized around three cast-in-place concrete core elements – a stair landing, the powder room, and a portion of the guest suite – that step with the land. Walls and deep overhangs of Western Red Cedar boards span between and slide by the concrete core elements …
Swatt | Miers Architects
Swatt | Miers Architects offers architecture, planning, interior design and facility programming services to individual, corporate, public service and institutional clients on a wide spectrum of building types. The firm was formed as a merger of two long established San Francisco Bay Area firms, Swatt Architects and George Miers and Associates, Architects and Planners, with the goal of creating a practice that consistently creates beautiful, sustainable and user-responsive buildings.
The plan of the Vineyard house was designed to respond to family living, with public or shared areas on the ground floor and bedrooms above. The master bedroom is separated from the children’s rooms by a bridge spanning the double-height great room that takes up the majority of the lower level.
In the heart of Silicon Valley, Mora Estates house boasts an amazing view of the Bay, and the rolling hills. The home is organized to best frame the view to the Bay in three parallel bands.