Remodelista Considered Design 2014 Finalist

Remodelista chose The Net-Zero Energy House as a finalists for their Considered Design Awards. Up for "Office Space, Professional Category". Click the Remodelista logo to vote!

Inhabitat features Klopf Architecture

"Klopf Architecture’s Day-Lit Net-Zero Energy House Rises and Shines in Cupertino, California," a feature article about our Net Zero Energy House project. Lidija Grozdanic, Inhabitat, October, 2013.

Tree Hugger features our Net Zero Energy House

"Net-Zero Energy Modern House is a Mix of 21st-Century Tech and Mid-Century Modern Design," an article about our Net-Zero Energy House that relies on exceptional energy conservation. Lloyd Alter, Tree Hugger, October, 2013.

Freshome features our Net-Zero Energy House

"Sustainable Home Brightly Decorated: The Net Zero Energy Modern Home," a feature article about our Net-Zero Energy Home and Sustainability. Raphaelle, Freshome, September, 2013.

Gardenista mentions Net-Zero Energy House in paint color article

"Shades of Gray: Architects Top 10 Paint Picks," an Article about the grays Architects are using today, discusses the use of Benjamin Moore Graystone as an exterior home paint for our project Net-Zero Energy House. Meredith Swinehart, Gardenista, September, 2013.

Houzz features our Pool House project

"See a Fairway-Side Pool House That Goes With the Flow," a feature article about our ground-up pool house for a mid-century modern home in Los Gatos. Fred Albert, Houzz, September, 2013.

Palo Alto Weekly runs feature article on our Early Eichler Expansion project

Out-Eichlering Eichler, an article about our project to renovate an early (1949) Eichler home that was more of a prototype and not quite recognizable as an Eichler home. Our additions and renovations used some of the classic Eichler house design moves, but also treated this unique, early Eichler differently. Carol Blitzer, Palo Alto Weekly: Home and Garden Design, Winter, 2013.

Palo Alto Weekly features our Modern Ranch project

Adapting for Modern Living, Old Mountain View Cottage Evolves into Light, Open, Family Home, an article about our residential designs in eichler-inspired homes, Carol Blitzer, Palo Alto Weekly:Home and Garden Design, Winter, 2013.

Green Compliance Plus blog features energy-efficient home by Klopf Architecture

An upcoming new Eichler-style home in Cupertino designed by Klopf Architecture is over 50% above Title-24 energy standards. The house is likely to earn around 200 "green points" on the Green Point Rated scale when completed. The project will go into construction later this summer. Read the article, written by our energy consultant, at Green Compliance Plus.

AIA Small Business Committee names John Klopf, Chair

Thanks to outgoing Chair Andre Rothblatt and all the members of the committee for your confidence! The committee shares experiences, resources, and ideas in order to improve small firms’ viability and visability with the public.

Klopf Architecture receives 2008 “Best of San Francisco” award

Klopf Architecture has been selected for the 2008 Best of San Francisco Award in the Architects category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA). The Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country, local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

The New 100 Houses X 100 Architects features a house by Klopf Architecture

The 2007 book from Images Publishing, edited by Robyn Beaver, features the Manzanita House as one of 100 (mostly) modern houses of note from around the world. Projects from Australia, the U.S., Portugal, Japan, Mexico, etc. join Klopf’s design. See page 204-205.

Project shown on the cover is by others, photo by Keith Cronin

Houzz praises Klopf Architecture

Referring to our approach to Eichler home renovation in her weekly wrap-up: "You Said It: Use the Imperfect as an Opportunity and More Wisdom." Becky Harris writes: "I really love this attitude. Instead of asking, ‘What did Joseph Eichler do back then?’ the designers asked, ‘What would Joseph Eichler do today?’ While the renovation is as respectful of the home’s pedigree as possible, they looked to an iconic designer’s belief system instead of getting bogged down in pure emulation." Houzz, January, 2014

Modern Cabin features a modern house by Klopf Architecture

Michelle Kodis’s 2007 book Modern Cabin features the Manzanita House in a ten-page spread. The house is referred to as "Simple, Functional, Highly Livable" and can be found on pages 126-135.The book is available from Gibbs-Smith.

Project shown on the cover is by others, photo by Patrick Wong

The L.A. Times mentions John Klopf

The AIA Podcast "Designing Your Dream Home with an Architect" was reviewed positively in the L.A. Times. John was quoted in the article.

See Craig Nakano, "Designing your Dream Home with an Architect" in the Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2006, p. F4 (summary only, paid access required for full article)

Houzz features our Eichler Front Addition project

"More Room Makes an Eichler Even More Livable," a feature article about how adding a master suite gives a California family more square feet for enjoying all the comforts of home. Annie Thorton, Houzz, Janurary, 2014.

Manzanita House featured in Inhabitat

"Klopf Architecture: Zen-Like Manzanita House Blends Martial Arts Principles with Architecture" An article about our project, Manzanita House, by Nicole Jewell, Inhabitat, January, 2014.

Eichler Network

In the lead article for the Winter 2008 issue, author Tanja Kern interviewed John Klopf and others regarding principles of modern design. The article focusses on floor-to-ceiling glass, sliding doors, and the type of openness to he outdoors that modern architecture can offer.

San Mateo Highlands Eichler Home Tour 2009 – Klopf Architecture is a Gold Sponsor

The only Eichler renovation in the Highlands we have completed in the last year will not be on the tour due to the owner’s understandable desire for privacy. However, John Klopf will be on hand at an original, untouched Eichler house to discuss Eichler architecture, especially approaches to moderinizing, remodeling, and expanding Eichlers while maintaining their "Eichler spirit".

Manzanita House featured on Architizer

In a testament to how the design has held up over the last 10 years, the Manzanita House, our first project, was just featured on Thank you to the owners for giving Klopf Architecture its start!

Eichler segment on CBS-TV’s “Eye on the Bay” features John Klopf

The October 18, 2010 episode of "Eye on the Bay" offers a survey of Bay Area architecture from Victorians to the modern day (in half an hour!). The third segment of the episode shows some wonderful Eichler footage and features an interview with John Klopf about the appeal of these warm, modern homes.

John Klopf offers advice to homeowners in CA Modern

John Klopf and other Eichler experts provide advice about whom owners should consider working with fo their improvement projects. Do you need an architect? An engineer? A contractor? A building permit? Read the article and find out!

Klopf Architecture project featured in Affordable Architecture

The Earthquake Shack remodel we designed in Bernal Heights is featured on pages 30-33 of the 2010 book from Images Publishing. It was an affordable project thanks to owner involvment, sourcing of materials, re-use of materials, and a reasably-priced contractor.

Project shown on the cover is by others, photo by Ray Clarke

Our Net-Zero Energy House Project Receives Solar Rebate through NSHP

Energy Compliance Plus has just posted an informative blog entry about the New Solar Homes Partnership, through which our Net-Zero Energy House project receintly received a rebate. We were able to provide the needed information, coordinate with the owner, contractor, solar provider, etc. Both our client, and we were interviewed for this blog entry. Kudos go to the solar company Cobalt Power Systems, Inc., who made us aware of the program and assembled / submitted the application materials.