Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group

(650) 726-7100
www.kkdesigngroup.com

Business Description
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential design with an emphasis on site planning, unique design solutions and strong environmental standards.
We are a process and service oriented firm, providing design solutions that meet our clients' unique lifestyle needs.
Location:
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA US 
Contact:
Steven T. Kikuchi 
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Address:
730 Mill Street / 405 Alberto Way #6
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA 94019 
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I am not clear on what your question is. Please re-state it with more detail explanations.
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Spectrum Skyworks Skylights & Canopies
Major industries. Kalwall my guesses
July 12, 2014 at 11:01pm   
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Correct. This skylight was a custom made Major Industries ridge skylight. Both Major Industries and Kalwall provide similar products and services.
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We commonly specify a commercial grade sealer by the company Prosoco (Prosoco.com). For stone and concrete we use their product SLX100. This product is available at most commercial grade construction supply houses, but probably not at retail stores. Depending upon the porousity of the paving material, its exposure to foot traffic or the potential for stain, you may want to consult with Prosoco, as they have many products to offer. There are off the shelf products available to homeowners, but most likely their durability will be 1/5th of a commercial grade sealer.
July 11, 2014 at 4:00pm   
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These are custom step pads, constructed out of concrete poured into 18" dia cardboard form tubes, commonly used in construction to form deck piers. We had the clients select special stones of their liking that were then imbedded into the concrete surface by the concrete contractor. The result is a very personal and one of a kind garden path up to their deck.
July 9, 2014 at 6:06pm   
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Yes, those are sword ferns along with some other ferns, such as Tasmanian Tree ferns and Mother Ferns. In most San Francisco Bay Area climates, sword ferns retain their leaves year round and live for many years. But in colder climates they may be considered perennials.
July 9, 2014 at 6:01pm   
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No there is not. We contemplated an intake fan and vent, but determined that there was adequate ventilation on 3 sides of the arbor. The uppermost portions of the 2 sides adjacent to the house are gapped enough to allow for cross ventilation and the escape of smoke. But this is something to consider and evaluate in any specific circumstance.
July 7, 2014 at 10:37pm      Thanked by toe_49
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Our apologies, but these were specified by the building architect
July 4, 2014 at 11:26am   
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Sunlight into to adjacent rooms was of critical importance and therefore led to the use of the translucent polycarbonate roofing. The opaque polycarbonate now provides a softer and less harsh sunlight pattern under the arbor and into the house.
July 4, 2014 at 11:24am   
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Yes, Polycarbonate is a waterproof material. It comes in sheets and the seams of the sheets are where potential rainwater leakage can occur. So, the architectural detailing of the seams is of critical importance.
July 4, 2014 at 11:20am   
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The lantern was purchased from a company called "Stone Forest" stoneforest.com a number of years ago. In recently checking their website, I no longer see that model available, but do see others that might interest you. If you want that particular style, you may need to contact them.
July 4, 2014 at 11:18am     
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I love this design and am about to copy it. i want to have daylight come through and am curious what material did you use for the roof?
June 28, 2014 at 10:07am   
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It is a material called Polycarbonate. If interested you can click on the 'more info' and find out more details about this project.
June 28, 2014 at 10:46am   
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