Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units

Presented by Design and Construction Navarrete and Associates, the showcased design elucidates the successful integration of accessory units within an existing structure. This design exemplifies Fernando Navarrete’s adeptness in extending possibilities beyond initial client specifications while adhering to the stipulated budget. These spaces, shaped with foresight, are designed to cater to immediate needs while priming for future adaptability.

Mr. Navarrete’s unwavering design philosophy is at the heart of this design and, indeed, all projects undertaken by the company. While its essence remains consistent, its manifestation can vary, adapting to each project’s unique requirements and contexts.

Three fundamental tenets underscore Mr. Navarrete’s design approach:

  1. Optimization of Functionality: This tenet prioritizes the functionality of all spaces, be they public, private, or service-oriented. These areas must be adaptable, providing easy access to critical segments while maintaining necessary privacy.
  1. Harnessing Natural Light: A signature of Mr. Navarrete’s design approach is the strategic placement of windows to maximize natural illumination. This placement of windows not only enriches the ambiance but also offers significant energy savings, reducing reliance on artificial lighting.
  1. Harmonious Space and Light Integration: This principle emphasizes the alignment of spaces with window arrangements, enhancing light diffusion and promoting efficient cross-ventilation. Many of our previous projects exhibit this principle, with rooms often organized around a central atrium or perimeter-bound lobby.

Mr. Navarrete champions simple designs, cohesive forms, and balanced proportions in aesthetics. This project, in particular, introduces a new house addition and an accessory dwelling unit, deliberately contrasting with the existing structure shown in bright green, which previously lacked a distinct stylistic resonance.

Distinctive to Mr. Navarrete’s design language is sharp, rectilinear outlines. These provide clarity in volume demarcation, offering viewers a clear spatial understanding. While curvilinear boundaries might be intriguing, their potential to blur spatial distinctions is limited. Mr. Navarrete’s designs, therefore, strike a balance between simplicity and complexity. The recurring use of rectilinear edges, executed with nuance, sets Mr. Navarrete’s designs apart from mainstream approaches.

Mr. Navarrete consistently demonstrates adaptability, crafting designs that respect the client’s budget, the integrity of existing structures, and the surrounding environment, reflecting a harmonious blend of aesthetic and functional considerations.

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