New York 78 Third Place–the first Passive House Plus built in the United States–included a rehabilitation of a townhouse built in the early 1900’s. Revitalized by New York-based studio, Baxt Ingui the
Built like a concrete-and-glass pavilion, this luminous Austin home and guesthouse emphasize horizontality. For Balcones House in Austin, Texas, local practice Mell Lawrence Architects chose cast-in-place
Boulder, Colorado This home was heavily damaged by a landslide during the Boulder flood in 2013. Mud and rock destroyed much of the interior and even flowed down the stairs to the rooms below. The emphasis
Los Gatos, California Enlarging an existing home that has an already strong and complete architectural character can be challenging. Here, we anchor the existing one-story home with a new two-story independent
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Clayton, New York Taylored Architecture was asked to collaborate with the clients to help design a 24' x 52' houseboat with features including a bedroom, kitchen, outdoor accessible bar, tiered deck space,
Kansas City, Missouri Spencer Sight turns houses into homes, but he can’t get too attached — the 28-year-old, orchestrates the renovation of homes, but don't call him a 'flipper.' “Flips have a sense vacancy.
Check out its silver-stained massaranduba facade The master retreat-makers at Andersson Wise Architects are at it again. After building such dream getaways as this modern Montana cabin and the lake home
This 600-square-foot retreat, designed for an Austin couple, is located deep within a 30,000-acre ranch in West Texas. The couple had seen Alchemy Architects’ other projects and were attracted to the of
When we think of Switzerland, we often think of muesli. But just how did its pioneering inventor Dr Bircher-Benner capture the culinary zeitgeist of the early 20th Century? One early July morning, in high
Fairplay, Colorado Cabin (‘kab en’) 1. a small simple dwelling. 2. a shelter made of wood, situated in a wild or remote area. We all carry preconceived ideas of the word “cabin” in our collective memory
Los Angeles, California Join Zillow for a tour of the illustrious couple's former 1960s pad that's asking $2.495 million. The Southern California home that formerly belonged to the famous singer-and-model
When two equestrians resettle, a sagging water tower is part of the bargain. A leaky four-story former water tower may not be the first place that springs to mind when picturing bright, clean living quarters.
Santa Barbara, California A young couple with discerning taste and excellent design sensibilities approached the firm with an outdated 1960's home and a modest budget. We transformed the home into an minimalist
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the West neighborhood
Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures. Architects Matthew Kennedy and Mark Erickson of Studio North understood that fact with the design of their Dream/Dive Platform. The duo run a design/build
Portland, Oregon Home to a young creative couple, our Hurst Avenue project exemplifies inventive use of clothing storage along a challenging roofline and maximizes daylighting opportunities. Our team tasked
Book Talk A wildly popular graduation speech has transformed a series of queries into a life philosophy. Last year, James Ryan delivered a commencement speech that, to his surprise, struck a chord far