Santa Monica, CA’s Minarc design firm was founded by Icelanders Erla Dögg and Tryggvi in 1999. Over the past two decades, the duo have established themselves as leading lights in holistic, environmentally aware design. Their residential and commercial projects employ a creative minimalism that is stunning, livable, and a unique hybrid of the design environments of their native land and their chosen home.

They recently used Infratech heaters in the Drexel home, a playfully minimalist, decidedly Southern California design. We spoke with Minarc to learn more about their creative process, how nature informs their work, and why they choose our heaters for their spectacular spaces.

 

 

Living basketball legend LeBron James recently purchased a stunning $23 billion spec mansion in the tony Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed by architect Ken Ungar with interior design by Tiffany Harris, the home features sweeping city-to-ocean views, immaculate landscaping, and a balmy climate. In short, James’ new property is ideal for outdoor living.

Tobin Dougherty Architects is a San Francisco Bay area firm known for their eco-friendly designs that make the most of indoor/outdoor space. Founded by registered architect Tobin T. Dougherty, a member of the American Institute of Architects with over thirty-five years of experience, the firm’s designs excel through their distinctive combination of clean lines, dramatic structure, and a deep-rooted sense of place.We sat down with Tobin to learn how an area’s landscape affects his designs and how it can play into eco-conscious home design practices. We also discussed his design philosophy, his approach to continuing education, and why he chooses Infratech heaters for his forward-thinking designs. Read on to discover what makes Tobin Dougherty Architects truly visionary.

Roche + Roche is family-owned landscape architecture firm located in the beautiful Northern California city of Sonoma. Led by Landscape Architect David Roche and Landscape Designer and Horticulturist Nancy Roche, the prestigious firm also benefit from the skills and experience of Senior Landscape Architect Salvador Dávila and Landscape Designer Iain Pryor. Roche + Roche has a unique perspective, using their conception of “soft fascination” to create truly stunning rural contemporary designs.

Fagin Partners: Design Spotlight for Passive House

Fagin Partners is one of the leading designers in Dallas with a passion for creating sustainable and stylish modern homes. The designers, Kyle and Connor Fagin, are a talented father-and-son team who are building the first International Passive House in Texas to reach the next level of efficiency. Their mission is to construct homes that are mindful of the environment while still achieving a modern aesthetic and long-term affordability for homeowners. We had a chance to talk with Fagin Partners about their design process and their upcoming Lively Lane Passive House.