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This spec home designed for a local developer incorporates a grand courtyard entry to set the tone for the outdoor living provided all around this home. The name “sbMOD” was designated to indicate that we were taking our primary design cues from the surrounding context of existing housing stock style of the mostly outdated Santa […]

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Reset Studios was hired to provide master planning services to incorporate new site amenities to a  locally-significant home in Scottsdale designed by Blaine Drake. The owner wanted to add a new garage and separate guest suite to account for a new modern family use, and to visually connect the backyard to the interior uses in […]

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The architects maximized the use of the long and narrow lot by splitting the building’s main volume into different levels with an outer shell structure topped with a hipped roof. Its shell takes up most of the heat-gain during the hottest hours of the day, while the transparent western facade lets the natural light penetrate […]

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This small retirement home was designed with systems, materials and processes to allow the owners to self-perform almost all of the work. Perhaps the most environmentally sensitive project RESET has completed to date, the project exceeds the current federal energy mandates by 212%.  It achieves this the by the use of high-efficiency, locally-sourced SIPS panels […]

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A posting for my new client/friend – you know who you are! The installation in Mission Bay has been compared to a similar “cargotecture” design, “Proxy”, located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. Proxy is another mobile open space intervention featuring shipping containers, programmable public space, and local food. Originally planned as a temporary installation, […]

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Coming right along, and the owners hope to be in around the new year. The contractor is doing a great job, and the project is one to be proud of. The interior finishes are really setting up nicely, and I can’t wait for the family to move in and make it home.  

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Exciting new offering coming to Downtown Chandler. More on this  soon.

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                            Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and his wife Heather Irmiger are professional cyclists with a heap of titles between them – and they have at least eight mountain bikes each. Since the bikes were eating up so much of their living space, in 2006 the couple decided […]

Time to Purge

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This is a good summary for the weekend as my family and I worked hard on removing clutter. Maybe we should have read the book before working, though. Ah well, maybe next weekend. Full link here to interview with the author: http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/11/interview-with-autho-4.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

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This is very close to my first professional office out of school, and makes me want to return to see the other changes to South Side. Wouldn’t be too bad to take in a Steeler playoff game, either. This from inhabitat.com – http://inhabitat.com/modern-biophilic-sunroom-heats-a-19th-century-pittsburgh-house/ This nifty greenhouse and sun room sits atop a 19th century row house in […]