Eastern Canal Home is on the Market

The Los Angeles times has recently posted a video on their website that details David's eco-conscious, minimalist approach to his renovation of this home along the Venice Canal. This include a sustainable rooftop garden, water filtration systems, and Syndecrete countertops all while providing generous views of the adjacent canal.  

New York Time Features Cold Canyon House

Designed by Doug Rucker in the 1960's and restored by David Hertz about 10 years ago, the iconic mid-century style home is on the market once again. 

Hertz-created Syndecrete now finds itself among the wooden beams and surrounding the single pane glass, truly making this residence one that has been touched by multiple generations of architectural influence. 

NY Times Article

Collecting Rainwater in the Grenadines

The Sail House, designed in collaboration with TomaHouse, is under construction. These extremely flexible roofs are designed to withstand hurricane force winds, provide generous shade, and collect rainwater at its four corners. 

Extruded aluminum column segment. An extremely lightweight component designed for efficient prefab construction.   

Extruded aluminum column segment. An extremely lightweight component designed for efficient prefab construction.   

The first of many tensile roof membranes, which stretch over prefabricated steel and aluminum components shipped from Indonesia to the island of Bequia in the Grenadines. The tensile membranes are installed on the aluminum components, beginning to define the roofline and orient themselves to collect rainwater.