When a young couple approached Heliotrope Architects and asked them to design a home with an art studio inside, all parties sat around the table contributing ideas – some atypical. The couple, an artist and an engineer, listed several additional criteria for their new home: a contemporary style, but not out of place with the rest of the Capitol Hill neighborhood; a visual connection to the street balanced with privacy; a strong relationship between the interior and exterior; lots of natural light; an interior with an art-gallery-feel to accommodate their growing art collection; and a separate guest wing. Photography by Benjamin Benschneider.
The Little House designed by mwworks is nestled into a lush second growth forest on a north facing bluff overlooking Hood Canal with distant views to Dabob Bay. Designed to repurpose an existing foundation, the new building is just over 20 feet square. Photography by Andrew Pogue
The intervention designed by Aquiles Jarrín was carried out in a modern apartment of the 70s, located right in the Historical Center of Quito. More than two decades ago the Historical Center has been transformed regarding habitation and use of space, being now immersed in a process of residential desertification. Photography by JAG studio.
There is an interesting story behind the Ślonsko Chałpa (transl. from local dialect – Silesian House) project by mode:lina. The final shape is the result of the reconstruction of existing buildings from the so-called State Collective Farm from the 70’s evoking the essence of buildings from that period, i.e. raw, concrete and brick, as well as the simplicity of form and construction. Photography by Patryk Lewiński
Jackson Tech House is a project designed by Cushing Terrell. Perched high on a double sloping site in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this residence affords spectacular views of the Teton Range. Completed as a collaboration between Cushing Terrell and Hoyt Architects, this contemporary house boasts a range of fun and whimsical details that make it the ultimate family retreat. Moss rock, rustic corral board siding and zinc panels blend the contemporary structure into the setting with an array of textures and patterns that complement the natural surroundings. Green roofs and solar panels are some of the many eco-friendly features integrated into the design. Photography by Gibeon Photography.
Hillside Home is a project designed by Coates Design Seattle Architects. Built on a steep slope with prior landslide issues, this home was an exciting challenge for Coates Design Architects. As the residence has direct beach access it was designed with the sensitive shoreline environment in mind. Photography by David W Cohen
The Whitefish Poolhouse designed by Cushing Terrell is perched on a steep slope high above Whitefish Lake. Contemporary in aesthetic, the program includes a 75-foot-long, single-lane lap pool, a Japanese soaking tub, a changing/shower area, an exercise room and an art gallery. Photography by Audrey Hall
Challenger Parade is a project designed by maarch*. A new build residential project for a family of four. The site offers astounding views over the Indian Ocean. With these views in mind and taking advantage of the sloping site the design creates exciting living spaces and private retreats. Photography by Douglas Mark Black