Modern Object D’Art

Check out our subcontractor's video on the one-off, white concrete desk fabricated for our client'sheadquarters on Jessie Street. Special thanks to Concreteworks for their immaculate execution, O+A for the remarkable design, and our clients the Giant Pixel Corporation for making it all happen.


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You'll Need More Than a Big Bad Wolf

Over the decades, MPB has performed countless seismic retrofits while supporting civic endeavors aimed at earthquake research and education.  We are proud to be constructing one of the first US residences fitted with seismic damper frames and ground motion monitoring...

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SF Curbed: Ask Shane Curnyn about Design + Build in San Francisco

This week we've tapped architect Shane Curnyn with Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders to answer all your design and construction questions. Shane's a great fit for this week's Q&A, as he's worked on several award-winning and innovative local...

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Negotiated Contract vs Competitive Bid

Typically, there are two ways to select a general contractor: 

(A) Competitive Bid Process (a favorite of capitalists everywhere) – You wait until the design is ostensibly complete.   You pit multiple contractors against each other and hope that free market theory...

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San Francisco's Plan for the Big One: Safe Enough to Stay

With decades of experience in renovating the residences of San Francisco, we are no strangers to performing a seismic retrofit in preparation for the next big quake….but it was a shock when the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) asked us to construct their...

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A Home Builder's Guide to Eco-Logos

At Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders, sustainable building practices are simply one of the standard vehicles we use to arrive at a quality product.  Whether we are minimizing construction waste or implementing the most efficient technologies, the goal has always been to construct...

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Menlo Park Residence in CH+D Magazine

The Menlo Park Residence was just published in this month's issue of California Home + Design. The house, by Continue reading →

 

Net Zero Energy House in Cupertino

The concept of a net-zero energy home is simple enough: start with a building that’s as airtight and efficient as possible, then provide enough renewable energy to power it. The challenge, however, is that conventional building technologies just aren’t enough to get us...

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Profile: @ 6 Architecture

We had a nice lunchtime chat this afternoon with Jason Langkammerer, firm principal of At-Six Architecture in San Francisco. Jason was raised by an architect in Berkeley, so it’s in his DNA. We had lots to talk about.

 

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The California Pantry Cooler: Old Technology, Green Results

As builders in San Francisco, we've done our share of Victorian remodels over the last 25 years.  We've always been impressed with the suitability of the Victorian design to the unique weather characteristics of the Bay Area.  Temperate in nature and usually quite rainy,...

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Profile: De Meza + Architecture + Interiors

De Meza + Architecture + Interiors has been selected to be a participating design firm in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase.  “This will be our first Showcase and we couldn’t be more excited.  We are looking forward to illustrating what DMA has...

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Profile: Leverone Design

One of the great things about this business is rubbing shoulders with talented design professionals. Theirs is a delicate job; creating beautiful spaces, managing client expectations, and honoring the emotion of a very personal & collaborative process. 

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Matarozzi/Pelsinger Interview, The Architect's Take

The following is a "reprint" of a fantastic interview of Matarozzi/Pelsinger Builders conducted by Mark English and Rebecca Firestone of Mark English Architects. The original interview is posted on their blog "The Architect's Take". A big thanks...

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