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Modern architecture has moved to the computer in a big way. We can use a computer for planning, drawings, CAD design, layout and blueprints. But not that long ago all those architectural drawings were painstakingly rendered on paper. I came across this web resource that achieves hundreds of architectural drawing from the 18th century. And… Read more »

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I’m attending the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), META awards gala event next month, December 13th, hosted by the Silicon Valley Chapter. Studio Linder Architects has entered a kitchen remodel project to be considered for an award, so keep your fingers crossed. The Meta Awards got their name from the word “metamorphosis”, signifying the… Read more »

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The mass Thanksgiving exodus started Monday and will peak today. I bet most of you are joining in. According to Forbes magazine “[a] record 28.5 million people will fly on U.S. airlines between Friday, November 17 and Tuesday, November 28.” This travel holiday will be the busiest on record. Airport travel can be the worst…. Read more »

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In building today’s modern structures we all take for granted the tools and equipment we have available. Machines that can move tons of earth in one stroke, cranes that can lift incredible weight sky-high and hand-held power tools that cut and shape, bind and paint. But stop and think of the spectacular architectural buildings of… Read more »

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Being an architect, who designs livable spaces for Silicon Valley property owners, although I’m a licensed architect I’m also a designer. So what’s the difference? According to Wikipedia’s definition an architect is “a person who plans, designs, and reviews the construction of buildings” Right there in the definition it say designs. But I think there… Read more »

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On this Halloween I’ve been thinking about Victorian and Gothic architecture and scary  houses called to mind the many historic architecture of San Francisco. A great wrap-up can be found here —> Museum of the City. I particularly identify the City of San Francisco with the Mediterranean Revival Style (1920-1950s) found in many grand homes west… Read more »

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Stairways are an important design factor in homes. They can be one of the strongest transition elements in architecture, connecting different spaces to each other or at different levels. Our challenge was a cut out at the corner of the deck and a step down to the stairs that created an awkward space. And even though there… Read more »

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How about an adult tree house for your backyard? I really enjoyed this article back in August from the San Francisco Chronicle. A tree house for me brings back memories of when I was young. If you didn’t have your own tree house there was always a friend who had one. Something about being up… Read more »

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In last week’s blog, I talked about my clients’ entrance that did not fit well with their original ranch style home. Here I’m showing another view of the very, very long corridor that finally meets the entrance to the house. I almost get tired just thinking about walking down this long, imposing corridor! Before we… Read more »