The challenge for this 7,500 square foot home on a two acre, waterfront lot in North Haven was to create a design that would take full advantage of the views across Sag Harbor to the southeast, while drawing late day sun through the house and onto multiple outdoor entertaining spaces as long as possible. Blaze Makoid Architecture achieved this by creating a glass cube at the center of the home that serves as the living room and affords views from the driveway straight through to the bay. For a low-maintenance exterior, Makoid used teak as a soft, but durable material that ages well and creates a casual, beachy look. He selected limestone with a matte powdered finish, rather than a veined look. The limestone was sliced and laminated repeatedly, allowing for a flexible material which exceeds the area’s hurricane codes.
This villa is a project designed by ARX Architect Studio Hungary was built around the centenary, early 1900’s, located in the most elegant hill-side of Buda. The 2000 sqm building site with its colorful native forest can easily hides the 3 storey home.
One year after purchasing Old Orchard, a 10,000 square foot modern spec house, the homeowners brought on Blaze Makoid Architecture (BMA) to give the residence a complete redo. The original structure was configured as a linear, single story, glass and metal box with grade carved down to basement level at both ends. This provided below-grade access to a garage at one end and a small courtyard for two lower level bedrooms at the other.
Yerger Residence is a project designed by Chen + Suchart Studio. This site for this project has one main view to the east towards Camelback Mountain. The intent of the project was to focus the views towards the iconic landmark to capture it and have it constantly presenced in the experience of the house while creating other introspective moments of experience.
SAOTA’s first completed Los Angeles project, 900 Stradella, is on the market for $45 million (R595 million). Located in Bel Air, the 1393 square meter home provides 280 degree views from Hollywood Hills, Downtown LA to the Ocean. The five-bedroom house has nine bathrooms, a cinema, a gym and a wellness center with a sauna, steam room and indoor Jacuzzi.
Staab Residence is a project designed by Chen + Suchart Studio. The context for this site consists of larger homes on one-acre lots. Aesthetically, the neighboring houses’ architectural language is more often than not, associated with speculative developer trends and styles, rather than an integrated understanding of the site, the views, and other opportunities.
Sited in a 1950’s era dense neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona, the Sosnowski Residence designed by Chen + Suchart Studio takes the form of a courtyard house defined by three sandblasted 8-8-16 standard gray CMU walls at the main level and an exposed Virendeel truss at the upper level that ultimately characterizes the project.