Flying SAA: Ubuntu Centre in Sawubona

…Stan Field, an internationally renowned Port Elizabeth-born architect, created a beautiful space in the unlikely setting of a struggling township and the community has taken it to heart. It is not one story, but many…The Centre is an extension of Ubuntu’s...

Bringing the outside in

The Napa House, which is headed for completion this summer, began with a desire to bring the landscape into the house and enjoy the natural beauty that the magnificent setting offers. Facing Stags Leap to the East, and the Mayacamas Range to the West, the house has...

Home+Garden Design features Hillside House

Creating Rooms with Views in Portola Valley …the generous stairs encourage you to linger and admire the indigenous plantings that can be viewed through the glass wall that encloses one side of the staircase. Yet, as you approach the home it looks like a cottage....

On display

Recently featured on Inhabitat, and Apartment Therapy, the Woodlands House was a substantial remodel to a mid century craftsman.  Designed to take full advantage of the steep, wooded site in Portola Valley, the house takes its shape by orienting its roofs and windows...

DESIGNING UBUNTU

Designing Ubuntu reveals the design and philosophy behind the award winning Ubuntu Centre, and the role of architecture in the transformation of a South African township. The book unveils the inspiring, challenging, and fascinating development of a “Township...

Remodel + Renovate

Over time, homes often require modification to suit owners’ evolving needs for space or shifting aesthetic appetites. Remodeling an existing room or adding on can transform a space and expand the utility of a home while increasing the value of your greatest asset. Our...