Frederick Gibson + Associates Architecture
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PROJECT: The Golden Residence modern-living-room

PROJECT: The Golden Residence

The pathways in the house pinwheel around the central space whose vertical climax of the two chimney masses are anchored in the natural granite outcropping that rises from the entry and becomes the hearth of the main living fireplace. Every axis of the pathway connects with the next higher level path axis with stairs while at the same time terminating either into a direct connection to Nature outside or into a focal space. View of Billiards Area View of Master Bath from Master Bedroom View up between Chimneys View down from Bridge View from Office down Hall View to Master Bedroom across the Bridge View from Bridge View of Kitchen towards fireplace View of Kitchen towards Sunroom Design Studies Search Website for: Copyright © 1995- 200 6 Frederick Clifford Gibson Architect & Associates San Francisco, California - USA

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April 12, 2012
cinemox wrote:
Are the accent walls made of cement?
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Most walls in the house are made using the I.C.E. Block system which is a Styrofoam form that is stacked like legos, ( ), rebar is placed, and then concrete is poured into it resulting in an insulated reinforced concrete wall. The exception are the two chimney elements in the center of the house that are made of concrete block masonry. The I.C.E. system would have worked well, however, problems happened with the walls bowing out when too much concrete was poured into the wall in a single pour. The solution was sanding of the Styrofoam to get the wall back into plumb - a messy job. I'm sure those walls will still be there hundreds of years from now.
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July 29, 2012
do101 wrote:
Love the this granite, marble or traveltine?

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If a tile room is too cold for you then a room like this would be a great compromise. You still get the great tile effect. However the fluffy rugs make the room cozy and warm - perfect for sitting on while enjoying the music.
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Here the color and placement of the piano stands out but fits with the color palate and weight of the rest of the wood and materials in the room, keeping it from standing out too starkly.
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Interior Applications Stones and rocks aren't just appropriate for outdoor designs. Stone can add a natural, textural element to any space. The way the stone flooring drifts naturally into this room recalls the natural placement of stones in a rocky field.

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clean, light, lines
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Stone emerging from concrete
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stairs upstairs hall. Are the walls cement? Interesting look.
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The natural rocks and colors. Very open and airy
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