“Repetitive elements give a recognizable “beat” to a mere building. Only when you start syncopating those elements and disrupting that beat, does it become architecture.”
Hector V. Muñoz-Baras, Architect
After buying their property the clients were looking to build a comfortable country home that emphasized natural materials. As a design build project with Ed Nikles Custom Builders, the integration between design and construction was fairly seamless. Recently they confided to Hector that in hindsight, they did not realize that their decision to go this path was so critically important. This cedar clad house has a few typical vbA details such as trellises in two exterior locations, and another "interior" trellis at the entry foyer. This recurring theme in Hector’s work revolves around his interest in the idea of "ruin" as an evocation of time and history.