Friends of Concreteworks: Mariko Reed | Architectural Photographer

We are launching a new monthly series featuring friends of Concreteworks, focusing on people we have worked with and admire.

The first in the series features Mariko Reed, an architectural photographer based in San Francisco and Hawaii. She has been our main photographer for about 8 years with her work present throughout our portfolio of projects. Mariko’s photography captures the overall and details of our projects in a way that best frames our work. She has shown work ranging from the local San Francisco Chronicle to Architectural Digest with residential and commercial features.

Her most recent work was featured in Wallpaper Magazine with a Concreteworks firetable and hearth bench for the Turner residence by Jensen Architects.

As stated in her bio, as “the daughter of a general contractor and a fashion executive, she is at home on a job site or beside a runway, bringing a unique sensibility to her photographs. While attending photography school, she discovered her quiet patience was the perfect match for architectural photography. Her work focuses on capturing images with respect to the natural light and feeling of a space.” 

See more of her work here and look for more of our friends featured in future months.

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Portfolio Feature: Russian Hill

The remodeled “Butterfly House” is perched up in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco with sweeping views of the city and Golden Gate Bridge. Concreteworks is featured throughout this bright and airy house with kitchen countertops, stair treads to the rooftop patio, bathroom counters, white shower wall panels with built-in shelves and niches, matching floor pavers and custom shower pans. Designed by John Manascalco Architects, interiors by Shawback Design, and built by Ethan Allen Construction.

Photo Credit: Mariko Reed

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International Interior Design Association Awards 2014

The International Interior Design Association Awards took place last Wednesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. We are pleased to have worked with some of the firms that won awards for their projects, ranging from residential to large offices.

The winners include:

  • Live Honor Award: Zumaooh – Sonoma Residence, CW Scope: Sculptural privacy screen and kitchen and bathroom counters

Recently we have utilized 3D technology for our projects that push the boundaries of concrete, including the reception desk at Giant Pixel Corporation and the sculptural screen at the Sonoma Residence. However, while exploring these new technologies we still focus on our basic form of concrete with outdoor furniture, planters, and tables at Github and countertops at Square.

For a list of all of the nominees and winners along with more photos visit here.

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Now Open: Trou Normand

This week Thad Vogler of Bar Agricole opened his new restaurant Trou Normand on the ground floor of the historic Art Deco Pacific Telephone Building in San Francisco. Slated to be open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., the restaurant will serve food all day with breakfast sandwiches and coffee in the morning to hearty dishes and cocktails for long, leisurely dinners, although currently they are open for dinner from 5 p.m. A “trou normand” is a traditional French palate cleanser — a shot of brandy, especially Calvados — served between courses of a long meal to settle the stomach. So rightfully so, they will have a wide selection of Armagnac, Cognac and Calvados, mostly sourced directly from Europe.

Look out for the Concreteworks custom floor tiles at the entry and back dining room. The two-toned tiles were made in an old tradition rarely seen in North America. We also made the sinks. Check it out.

Trou Normand | 140 New Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94105

Boor Bridges Architecture

Articles featuring Trou Normand:

Tablehopper by Dana Eastland

SF Eater by Allie Pape

SF Gate – Inside Scoop by Paolo Lucchesi

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