Press

Featured on Houzz: 8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom (in French!)

Apr 25, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Middlefield Road Residence bathroom was featured in a French Houzz article titled "8 combinaisons de couleurs pour booster votre salle de bains", which rougly translates to "8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom". It's definitely true that the dark-to-light gradation of tile color helps diffuse the intensity of the dark blue floor. Also, using the same tile on the floor and the walls is a little trick we use to make a small bathroom feel much bigger.

Our clients were a big contributor to the playfulness of this project's overall aesthetic, and we're so pleased to see that other people like it, too!

Marin Avenue Residence featured on 7x7 Magazine

Apr 24, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Marin Avenue Residence was recently featured in a 7x7 article titled: "Design Envy: A Berkeley Craftsman Gets a New Flow". We love being featured, especially when the title starts with "Design Envy"!

Hiromi wins Judges' Commendation Award at the AIA National Photography Competition

Apr 11, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

One of Hiromi's Inspiration images just won the Judges' Commendation Award through the AIA National Photography Competition!

Her photo titled "Insertion" of the Chatham Dockyard will be on display at the AIA national conference in Orlando at the end of this month, and will also be featured on the AIA national website. Woot!

Topics: Inspiration, Press

Featured on Houzz: 10 Points to Consider if You're Looking for a Forever Home

Apr 10, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

It looks like universal design is the current hot topic - this article is the second one in a week to discuss "aging in place" - and the rubber flooring in the kitchen of our 12th Street Residence seems to be a favorite. 

Featured on Houzz: What to Look For in a House if You Plan to Age in Place

Apr 3, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are working with many clients that want universal design features - layout, details, and materials that allow aging and disabled homeowners to continue to live at home - and we are honored to be featured in a Houzz article that highlights this growing priority. While the 12th Street Residence homeowners did not request universal design, the rubber flooring  in their kitchen does provide a low-maintenance, slip-resistance surface that works well for everyone living there.

Best of Houzz 2017

Jan 18, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are so pleased to be selected for Best of Houzz 2017! Special thanks to our clients and collaborators, who really help make it all happen. We couldn't do this without you!

Featured on Houzz: 12 Ways to Wow With a Small Garden

Oct 3, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Marin Avenue Residence was featured in a Houzz article about small gardens. Check it out!

Small Firms, Great Projects

Sep 13, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are excited to be part of the AIASF Small Firms, Great Projects publication this year! Our page features the Waverley Street Residence, which was completed in 2012 but is still a perennial favorite.

Featured on Houzz: 12 Ideas From Stunning Fall Gardens

Sep 9, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

Fresh off the press from Houzz...

There's no doubt that the Waverley Street Residence has a very inviting yard. It has an outdoor living area with a fire pit table, and a dining area (not shown) that is large enough for a party. Native plants thrive with very little irrigation. We love how this yard is nestled between two homes (both of which we designed), so it almost feels like a secret garden. Thanks, Houzz, for the shout out!

Featured on Houzz: 12 Tricks to Make the Most of Your Yard

Aug 11, 2016 by Hiromi Ogawa

Fresh off the press from Houzz...

It's great to see the Marin Avenue Residence courtyard featured in this article, because we couldn't agree more that this outdoor space is an oasis of calm. The simple material palette, curated landscaping, and water-feature-as-art-piece are all contributors forming a cohesive whole. And it doesn't hurt that you can see the Golden Gate Bridge when seated at the table!

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