Swatch Lisbon

The second Swatch Pavilion for the World Expo in Lisbon Portugal was the open air cousin of the temporary structure for Atlanta. The Expo celebrated 500 years of Portuguese maritime history, and the pavilion mixed Swatch fashion and technology with water themed exhibits. The structure was almost entirely recycled and exhibits reused. […]

Read More…

Swatch Atlanta

A temporary structure that changed color, content, and mood on a daily basis, the original Swatch Pavilion pulsed with the beat of the Olympics. The changing plastic skin of the building was inspired by the iconic Swatch jellyfish watch. Graphic projections were done with standard issue Kodak slde projectors fitted with color gels. Exhibits showcased […]

Read More…

Marin Montessori School

New classrooms and administration facility for an existing private school located on a living marsh on San Francisco Bay. The classrooms are designed to enhance indoor/outdoor teaching and foster the Montessori principle of self-directed activity. High ceilings, an abundance of daylight, rainchains, and natural materials further reinforce the ‘Montessori’ way.  […]

Read More…

Textainer

Textainer is an international company that leases shipping containers. We were asked to expand and update the reception and elevator lobby at their corporate headquarters located at 650 California Street in San Francisco. Our inspiration was the texture of a standard corrugated metal shipping container. The reception area has a 3 dimensional design of dark […]

Read More…

Holley House

This mid-century modern home renovation in the Berkeley Hills features enhanced indoor-outdoor living, updated finishes, a structural upgrade, increased energy efficiency, and enhanced daylight. A new landscape courtyard (previously a pool area) creates a wind sheltered space for entertaining and gardening. The original concrete masonry fireplace was restored, and the existing floating concrete hearth was […]

Read More…

Eichler’s Disco

This Palo Alto 1970’s Eichler house remodel falls squarely into the ‘minimal modern meets disco’ camp. The project took focus as a result of the collaboration between architect, interior decorator and a supremely passionate owner. A former television producer, the owner had recently moved from Toronto with her husband (VP Linked In) and 4 small […]

Read More…

Buena Vista

Nestled on a secluded property in the Berkeley Hills, this mid-century modern house was originally designed by Ratcliff, Slama & Catwalader for Robert Scalapino, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of Political Science (d. 1990) and founding director of the Institute of East Asian Studies. Our client purchased the home in 2012 and commissioned YAMAMAR to […]

Read More…