Category Archives: Postmodern

6131 Ocean View, Oakland

Stanley Saitowitz is known today as one of the leading modernists currently practicing in the Bay Area, but his body of work is not a pure statement of new modern ideals. His tastes have evolved over time and through the … Continue reading

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700 Hillside, Albany

Today we feature a very unusual postmodern residence perched on the side of the Albany Hill. It is the first home in the Bay Area designed and built by Berkeley designer Christopher Alexander who is best known for his revolutionary … Continue reading

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6343 Skyline, Oakland

Postmodern architecture has fallen out of favor in recent years, but it was not too very long ago when it was the darling of the design community. Michael Graves and Robert Venturi did much to popularize the style for commercial … Continue reading

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2086 Asilomar, Oakland

This angular postmodern residence is perhaps the most ambitious of the homes designed by Jim Orjala of Orjala Architecture. It splays out gracefully from the battered walls that support it, seemingly leaning out to capture the views beyond. It is … Continue reading

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8047 Skyline, Oakland

This showy Oakland Hills home is actually one of the tamer designs by local postmodern phenoms Ace Architects. The interiors are downright subdued compared to some of their other more flamboyant creations. Yet their trademark creativity still shines through in … Continue reading

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1080 Cragmont, Berkeley

Our featured home today is an interesting Bay Region home designed by local architect Paul Wang in the early 90s. It is an unusual combination of the traditionally rustic materials of the 70s with the more refined classicism of the … Continue reading

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10033 Broadway Terrace, Oakland

A little over a year ago we featured a handsome new modernist residence designed by local architect William Dutcher on a lot cleared by the Oakland Hills fire. Dutcher’s work during the 90s was exceptionally restrained and understated during a … Continue reading

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