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A Steel-and-Glass Compound Is One Family’s Launchpad For Adventure

The four structures that form Studhorse in Northern Washington encourage family members and guests to interact with the landscape—and form lasting memories with each other.<p>Recalling the tradition of wagons around a campfire, an image quintessential to the Wild West, Studhorse by Olson Kundig is a …

Architecture

25 Blissful Backyards

Warmer weather is on the horizon, which means barbecues and pool parties are too. What better way to welcome the spring and summer seasons than epic modern backyard design?<p>As they vary in design and layout, each backyard is unique in its own way. From green grass to concrete patios, check out 25 of …

Landscaping

A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow

This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.<p>When husband-and-wife architects Monica Oller and Tom Pejic took on this Yucca Valley home, it was with very simple instructions from the homeowners: design a house like a shadow. The result is an ethereal, …

Architecture

Allison Road Residence

Miami Beach, Florida<p>The super luxurious 11,270 two-story waterfront home is a great example of timeless design that incorporates complex details while still maintaining a clean, elegant essence. The layout includes open plan living while maximizing all water views and creating an environment that …

Architecture

Edgeland House

Austin, Texas<p>Edgeland House is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site and is a modern re‐interpretation of one of the oldest housing typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House. The Pit House, typically sunken, takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort …

Architecture

Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat

Balancing public and private spaces and facilitating the merge of indoors and outdoors, a series of white cedar-clad volumes create an idyllic lakeside getaway for an extended family.<p>Where the New Buffalo Residence now stands on a wooded lot by the shores of Lake Michigan, there used to be a …

Architecture

Facing the Elements

Incorporating concrete, glass wood, and steel, a house in Malibu stands up to its challenging site.<p>Carlos Dell’Acqua’s decision to build a home on a steep site in Malibu began with a chance encounter. In late 2000, he was hiking and paused at a vacant lot to catch his breath and take in the …

Architecture

Patio House

Toronto, Ontario, Canada<p>Patio House, located in the Nortown area in Toronto, Ontario, is a minimalist two-storey wood structure house, which carefully responds to three major questions: the needs of the residents, the situation of the site, and the environmental concerns. Being located in a corner …

Architecture

[Bracketed Space] House

Austin, Texas<p>Incorporating the site’s dynamic landscape into the daily life of its residents, the [Bracketed Space] House is designed as a meaningfully-framed procession through the property with nuanced natural lighting throughout. A continuous and jogging retaining wall from outside to inside …

Architecture

Nightingale Residence

Los Angeles, California<p>Located on Nightingale Drive in the Doheny Estates, the Nightingale Residence comprises of 9,268 square feet, and sits atop a hillside providing sweeping outlines of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills to Century City, the Pacific Ocean, and downtown Los Angeles.<p>The design …

Architecture

New Canaan Residence

New Canaan, Connecticut<p>This residence, nestled into a clearing in a lush forested landscape, was designed to immerse its occupants in the full range of environments that the site offers. The house is built on a steep grade, with the entry on the second level. As you move through the space the …

Architecture

Preston Hollow

Dallas, Texas<p>The Preston Hollow House is currently under construction in Dallas, TX. <br>Renderings: Frost Visualizations<p>A large, floating pavilion roof hovers over the interior and exterior rooms of our Preston Hollow house (expected completion in mid-2018). This design was driven by the client’s …

Architecture