Kua Bay

American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) Design Awards 2019 Situated along a rugged stretch of coastline, this family retreat embraces the Hawaiian volcanic landscape—the ancient flows of lava from mountain to sea—to frame dramatic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Kua Bay, and the Kohala coastline. ... Link to AIASF Website [...]

April 18th, 2019|Press|

Cheng Design

Punch Magazine, Summer 2018 If you ask Fu-Tung Cheng what a favorite snapshot of one of the homes he has designed on the Peninsula might look like, he’d say one that captures the elements of time and balance that go into his work, one that shows the influence of art in his design [...]

June 18th, 2018|Press|

No. 8 Lights up Northern California’s Famed Napa Valley

Published in No.8 Newsletter, June 02, 2017 No. 8 Lighting has become the designer's choice for Wine Country illumination with a number of wineries, hotels and restaurants in the Napa Valley. All Lighting Design by Eric Johnson Associates Photography by Adrian Gregorutti The new Davis Estate winery has a combination of LED monopoints [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Press|

The story behind Napa’s new blockbuster winery: Promontory

San Francisco Chronicle, June 2, 2017 Once upon a time, Bill Harlan raced motorcycles, docked a schooner on seven continents and played professional poker. Now, he buys unwieldy swaths of Napa Valley wilderness. Same sensation of thrill seeking, perhaps; different resource set. Harlan rests in a singular sort of Napa Valley regency. With his [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Press|

House of Earth & Sky – LEED Platinum

Aidlin Darling Newsletter, May 23, 2017 We are proud to announce that our most recent residential project, House of Earth & Sky, has just received LEED Platinum certification, the highest of the four LEED rating levels. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Press|

Howard J. Backen Revamps an Airy Farmhouse in Napa Valley

Architectural Digest - October 2009 Issue Building a house is rarely, if ever, a painless undertaking, but some residential projects seem to come together with just a little less Sturm und Drang than others ... PDF: Howard J. Backen Revamps an Airy Farmhouse in Napa Valley - Architectural Digest 2009 Link to Architectural [...]

October 4th, 2009|Press|

Suzanne Tucker Renovates a Country Home in San Francisco

Architectural Digest - March 2007 issue The past can be a tricky business. When a residence embodies the spirit of two formidable women—one, the architect Julia Morgan, and the other, a major San Francisco art collector—the notion of reinvention is not for the timid ... Link to PDF - Architectural Digest 2007 03 [...]

March 2nd, 2007|Press|