Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
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Courtyard contemporary-patio
 

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jowhit56 wrote:
How do I purchase any of your house plans? - How do I purchase any of your house plans?
   Comment   September 14, 2013
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
We develop "plans" (sets of drawings) specific to our clients needs, we do not sell the plans outside of our architectural services. If you are interested in our design services, I would be glad to speak with you. Best!
September 15, 2013 at 8:47pm   
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dlowen7861 wrote:
Gorgeous Deck! - Aesthetically, I love the appearance of this deck. I have never walked on an Ipe or Teak tiled deck--does it feel not as "solid" as a standard deck?
   Comment   May 12, 2013
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
Yes it certainly does. This was a concern of my clients. There is no flex, even when an adult jumps on it!
May 12, 2013 at 9:35pm     
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Thanks!
July 16, 2013 at 1:43pm   
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libmaly wrote:
Weather proofing - I have been reading that these tiles tend to expand and contract with the weather. Are there any tiles that are not made of hardwood that would not have this problem? Some sort of manmade material like Trex decking?
   Comment   April 24, 2013
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naottey
Love these tiles. What company were these tiles purchased from? We have a 1700 sq.ft area would these tiles work?
May 2, 2013 at 11:20am     
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
The manufacturer is Bison. As you might expect there are many factors to consider when specifying products for particular conditions. You should consult with an architect or contractor to confirm that these are appropriate for your situation. Good Luck!
September 18, 2013 at 6:55am     
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matty0203 wrote:
Do you have to have the area cleared before putting them down? Can they be used on grassy areas? - I have just recently moved into a house and have some patio furniture, but don't have the time to put in a patio right now, so wondering if these can be used on grassy areas?
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joselulu
Thanks, I was hoping I could install over concrete.
August 15, 2013 at 4:23pm   
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cduro2014
How would this deck stand up to harsh winter weather? Love your design!
January 1, 2014 at 10:10am   
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riannas wrote:
Could those deck tiles be installed on top of an existing patio?
   Comment   March 22, 2013
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
We removed the existing brick patio, so we had enough height to flush out with all the doors.
February 18, 2014 at 8:28pm   
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Dan Klueger
If a DIY project, where would I be able to buy these pieces?
June 30, 2014 at 8:46am   
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gigibaby wrote:
How large is the covered area ? Size wise .
   Comment   August 17, 2012
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Boral Midland Building Material (China)
Hi, it doesnt cost a lot to ship to India. We have exported products, pavers, bricks and roof tiles to India and sold very well. Please let me know how much quantity you need and I will try to work out the price for you.
Thanks,
Irene.
P.S you can also email me to thireneguan@gmail.com for more details.
August 18, 2012 at 3:44am   
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The overhand from the living room doors extends approximately 4'-0".
August 18, 2012 at 8:49am   
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smartdecor wrote:
What is the decking material made of?
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Reform Architects
it's either stained pressure treated or some exotic hardwood
August 29, 2012 at 12:55pm   
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
decking is Ipea
April 4, 2013 at 8:18pm   
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cduro2014 wrote:
Weather types - Will this design hold up in cold weather conditions?
   Comment   January 1, 2014
AdvantageLumber.com wrote:
Love your work! Keep the great pics coming!
     Comment   July 8, 2013
jennyhop wrote:
Was the peak on the left side of the roof added to mimic the peak of Mt Tam and Sausalito? - It is the quietest, most spectacular piece of the view. Brava!
   Comment   July 2, 2012
smartdecor wrote:
Could you tell me who makes the wooden arm chairs for the deck?
   Comment   May 23, 2012

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Courtyards are almost always paved in stone or gravel, but this one uses interlocking wood deck pavers. Using wood instead of stone is appropriate to the scale of a courtyard bound by one-story walls. Like the introductory image, the living space is centrally located and opens to the landscape, but the overall composition is informal for this home.The courtyard house plan integrates the use and relationship of the exterior with the functions of the interior, and allows light and air flow into all primary interior spaces as the house itself creates the landscape.More: The L-Shaped House PlanThe Dogtrot House PlanLiving La Vida Linear The U-Shaped House
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3. What deck material is best for you? If your deck is to be built at grade or on top of a roof, think about whether you will need access to the space below the deck in the future. The deck in the picture is built from modular panels that can be removed for access to the space below. If building over a roof or patio with a slight pitch, adjustable deck supports such as those from Bison can make leveling the deck much easier.
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I particularly like the alternating squares of this decking, and I like that you can see the view all the way through the house too.
Laura Gaskill added this to 6 Ways to Rethink Your Patio Floor
Deck tiles. This innovative material is designed to be snapped together, creating a modular deck practically anywhere. It's perfect for covering up an unattractive surface or creating a new patio quickly and easily.Estimated cost: $4 to $10 per square foot, depending on the material and sourcePro or DIY? Easy DIYProcess snapshot: Snap together the tiles in whatever configuration you choose. Depending on the tiles, you may also need to stain and seal them to protect them from the elements.

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Like the round stone table with wicker chairs
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Deck tiles!
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Teak tiles
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Deck tiles - easy DIY job, and inexpensive, beautiful!
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Good solution ..... Installed over concrete pad, adjustable "feet" to deal with sloping concrete pad
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wood deck.
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open area--very inviting
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I like the wood tiles..
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Type of deck. Parkentry
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This innovative material is designed to be snapped together, creating a modular deck practically anywhere. It's perfect for covering up an unattractive surface or creating a new patio quickly and easily.
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ikea??
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