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Ways Architects Use Light

The general public rarely considers how lighting impacts the way they feel in a space. Architects, however, are well aware of the importance of light and how its presence can significantly impact …

6 Challenges of Designing an A-Frame House

When you think of A-frame houses, you probably envision a rustic cabin in the woods or a cozy cottage on a lake. And while those are great examples of what an A-frame can be, other locations are e…

Triangle House A-Frame Project in Joshua Tree

A-frame houses are a popular choice for vacation homes and weekend getaways. They are also becoming increasingly common as primary residences. One of Dean Larkin Design’s new designs in the Joshua…

Use Of Light in Contemporary Architectural Design

Light can signify everything from safety to sophistication, but it also plays an essential role in contemporary architectural design.  Of course daylight is an important lighting source in archite…

Renowned Contemporary Architect Dean Larkin Featured in Scandalabra Article

February 11, 2022 – Renowned contemporary architect Dean Larkin’s Scandalabra podcast was recently highlighted in interviews with Mark Brunetz, the creator of the podcast series. Dean Larkin was e…

Brise Soleil in Modern Architecture

Brise soleil is a French term that means “broken sun.” The phrase describes a technique of shading that helps keep building interiors cooler by reducing the amount of sunlight that is allowed to e…

California Architect Dean Larkin Interviewed for Scandalabra Podcast

January 3, 2022 – Dean Larkin was recently interviewed on Mark Brunetz’s podcast, Scandalabra. Dean Larkin was excited to be part of the newest season of the podcast. He praised the dialogue enabl…

Yucca Valley Faith Project

One of the projects Dean Larkin is currently excited about is a group of 4 homes in the high desert of Palm Springs, near the Joshua Tree National Park area. The homes will be relatively small com…

Passive Solar Design in Architecture

“Location, location, location” – this is the common cry when people discuss the value of a property, whether it’s a business or residence. But location is also extremely important if you want to i…