Random inspiration for Bay Architects and Designers

Inspiration for Bay Area Architects

We can all admit, that aesthetically pleasing color and pattern is lacking in the urban and architectural fabric of San Francisco, Bay Area. We are not talking about gaudy, orange or blue palette (which is more shocking than awe inspiring).… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ Visual Diary of Venice.

Venice

Venice is possibly one of the most unique cities in the world, because of its Architecture, culture and of course history. Besides the famous touristic spots of Basilica San Marco, Rialto Bridge & Doge’s Palace, there are day trips to… Continue Reading

Save Money – Go with a Bay Area Architect

Save Money – Go with a Bay Area Architect Recently, I had a very well aware prospect walk into my office, with a handful of drawings, sketches and skepticism, mostly related to cost. He is looking to open a retail… Continue Reading

Hiring a San Francisco/Bay area Architect vs a “pretender”

Hiring a San Francisco/Bay area Architect vs a “pretender” So the big question is are Architects expensive? Fear of the unknown makes most people hire “designers”. The truth is anybody can call themselves a designer because no training, no license… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architect’s Cultural crusade through Istanbul

San Francisco Architect’s Cultural crusade through Istanbul Istanbul has always been one of our favorite places to visit. The rich history and culture serve as a lasting inspiration for design and planning.  Over the years we have made it a… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ horror on landfills continues w/ Bioreactors

San Francisco Architects’ horror on landfills continues w/ Bioreactors Following our last blog, we continue here to discuss a possible, but  better alternative to a traditional landfill. Man made objects decompose just as well as organic matter, only the outcome is… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ horror on the reality of Landfills.

San Francisco Architects’ horror on the reality of Landfills.

San Francisco Architects’ horror on the reality of Landfills. Why landfills? We have landfills,  trash  and global warming on our mind. With horrifying images of large trash deposits floating in our oceans and observing trash and waste disposal habits of folks… Continue Reading

Real Estate Forecast and Trends for San Francisco Architects

REAL ESTATE FORECAST AND TRENDS FOR SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTS

Real Estate Forecast and Trends for San Francisco Architects We recently attended a bi-yearly conference with real estate giants in Los Angeles. The entire event proved to be very educational specially, given the  troubled national economy with a strong focus on current and… Continue Reading

Lessons from Empire State Building for San Francisco Architects.

An iconic building like the Empire state was responsible for 25,000 tons per year of Carbon dioxide emissions, and the 102 stories cost $11,000,000 in annual energy, prior to 2008.  This was all before the building went through an exercise… Continue Reading

San Francisco Architects’ perspective on Mold & your health.

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTS’ PERSPECTIVE ON MOLD & YOUR HEALTH.

Mold is an ongoing problem in existing buildings and can cause significantly poor indoor air quality affecting the occupants’ health. Mold isn’t always visible and can very well exist in ducts. It comes from outside but grows in areas where… Continue Reading