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02
Apr
11

A Mysterious Little Santa Cruz, CA Building


Santa Cruz, CA church

I discovered this building while cruising Santa Cruz looking for some architectural entertainment.  The front elevation is pretty straight forward but come around the north side and whoah!  There is this cut away at an angle where the roof stays straight and the wall is angled back.

Santa Cruz, CA church

I love the little opening in the front elevation that takes you through to this funny space.  It is a little like the Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole.  Except that the reality seems to be the same on each side of the threshold.  There was a service going on inside and I was not able to see the impact of the outside geometry on the plan.  I love imagining the decisions that went into this building’s design.  Who made the call to create this geometry and what was the reaction when that idea was shared with others?  Then what did people say when they saw the finished building?  I make no assumptions that it was an architect involved here although if you look at the symmetrical, hierarchical composition of the arch top window and the two rectangular side windows,  there is clearly some design sensibility at work.  So many questions!  This one is on the list for future research.

02
Mar
11

New website design is complete

Now with my nifty new website design by Asmble.com, it is time to kickoff my regular blogging activity.

One of  my current activities is my annual teaching of a high school architecture class.  Here is a draft of the curruiculum Sacramento Waldorf Architecture 3 10 2010 This class is taught at the Sacramento Waldorf School  the photo here is of our field trip to San Francisco and Oakland.  The students are using their non verbal communication skills to indicate the symbol for a monumental building.

03
Feb
11

Fair Oaks Project Is Complete

Fair Oaks Residence Front Entry

This is my most recently completed house project for a family of five in Fair Oaks, California.  Both of these views are of the front.  A deeply satisfying experience to have this finished and get to see the home lived in.  They are busy making memories.  You can see more about it here.

Fair Oaks Residence Front Entry

23
Jan
11

A Blog Beginning For This Sacramento Architect

Greetings, this is going to be the blog I use to update what is new for me in my architectural practice along with my writings and teaching in the big beautiful world of making places for people. You can access this blog directly at saxonsangles.wordpress.com or through my soon to be reinvented website at sigersonarchitects.com




The Architectural Adventures Of Saxon Sigerson

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