- SYMB.IODDB designed, project managed, and built the interior design of the entrance and meeting room of Symb.io in Emeryville, CA. The company, located in a 1950’s brick mill warehouse, wanted a more formal, private meeting space. The design incorporated an existing shipping container to define the meeting room from the rest of the open warehouse […]
- NOPA District, San Francisco Condominium RemodelDDB transformed the base floor unit of a condominium in the NOPA neighborhood of San Francisco. This full design-build scope lets us understand the ins and outs of this building. DDB updated this space to fit the lifestyle of a modern, urban-living family while preserving the characteristics and features this 1900s building. YEAR: 2017 PROJECT […]
The Inn at Newport Ranch- Fort Bragg, CA
In 2012, DDB built and facilitated the design of what are possibly the last ‘legal’ wood-burning custom fireplaces in the history of California since wood burning fireplaces were banned in 2008. Highly varied in geometry, size, and character they each have a distinct presence in their respective spaces. One is so big (23′ wide) that you walk through it in two directions to reach the main dining hall.
All fireplaces were built on top of a major fault line only about 100 ft. from the California Coast in Mendocino County. They therefore required extremely technical detailing more reminiscent of bridge construction than a old farmhouse fireplace. Today there are 10 wood burning fireplaces or stoves at the Inn at Newport Ranch where they warm the air and atmosphere of the busy bed and breakfast.