D a n i e l   R u a r k ,   A r c h i t e c t

Custom Residential Architecture


Berkeley, California

Design proposal for a for a Residential Developer.  4,500 sqft. residence for a vacant downsloping lot in the Oakland/Berkeley hills.

Contemporary update upon the Spanish/Mission style--a structure with thick stucco walls, spanish-tiled roofs with deep overhangs, exposed wood deck and timber framing, timber trusses over the "Great Room".

All spaces open onto a sheltered flagstone-paved courtyard which steps down via intimate planted terraces with the contours of the site.  The courtyard is oriented towards the southwest for pleasant year-round use.  A free-form koi pond in the courtyard engages the residence directly at the glazing line for the viewing interest of persons within.  Lot currently remains undeveloped.