The designer’s task was to build a modern, budget-minded home that was livable and respected its rural environment. Coates Design Seattle Architects did a contemporary take on a country home: using a combination of simple, cost-effective methods to create a warm, comfortable space through clean lines and precise design. Photography by Lara Swimmer
An accomplished musician and music teacher, this client asked Coates Design to provide a special place for her baby grand piano to resonate throughout the home. The couple was intrigued with the idea of building a container house from real containers. Coates Design researched the idea – searching for a “sweet spot” that could utilize containers in a manner that required as little alteration as possible, taking advantage of their natural structural integrity. Photography by David Cohen.
Weekend House in Beskydy is a project designed by Pavel Míček Architects. An extraordinary place in the southern part of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy. Mountain landscape with almost no other buildings nearby – with the exception of just few scattered homesteads. The plot borders on the road from the upper part and is formed by a wild mountain meadow sloping down to a wooded shadowy gully with a flowing brook. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Tenby Mansions designed by Syte Architects is a handsome Edwardian mansion block, typical of the Marylebone neighbourhood. This flat is to be the clients’ London family home. The brief called for open living spaces and snug bedrooms. Photography by Ollie Hammick
Ness Point designed by Tonkin Liu is a new house set in the dramatic landscape of the White Cliffs of Dover. Hunkered into the land with undulating thick walls along its length, Ness Point is constructed as a journey with views that pull the surrounding landscape into the house.
Drawn to this historic Italianate residence, a landmark in Capitol Hill’s Harvard-Belmont Historical District, the new owners knew they needed a design firm that would respect the home’s historic exterior yet bring a modern sensibility to the interiors, which had long ago been compromised through a series of ill-conceived remodels. Photography: Andrew Giammarco