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
East of Tshwane in Gauteng, South Africa is the spectacular Mooikloof Heights home designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects which is situated on a north sloping 15000sq.m. site. This home is approached from the north where it is completely transparent, but as the driveway curves around the west side it becomes a collection of stacked rusted boxes without any openings.
During the 1950s, architect Roland Roessner was teaching at the University of Texas and designing some of Austin’s most daring modern structures. One of his more memorable houses, located on Balcones Drive, is notable for its prominently cantilevered concrete balcony perched above a long, sloping hillside, with Camp Mabry as its backyard. Though previously unacquainted with the period, new owners delved into all things mid-century modern and hired Clayton & Little to assist with a deliberate and sensitive renovation of this Austin treasure. Photography by Nick Simonite
CAN RAS is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Made to disappear. This is how the concept for this house on the island of Mallorca is presented, a few meters from the shore of the Mediterranean sea.
Platinum House is a project designed by Coates Design. Perched high on a bluff, this magnificent home enjoys unique views of the Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and Mount Baker. It is also the first LEED Platinum-certified residence in Washington State outside of Seattle. Photography by Lara Swimmer.
This family home and office on the banks of Lake Geneva, with architecture by SAOTA and interiors by ARRCC, was designed for a successful Senegalese businessman based in Switzerland. The home draws on the owner’s heritage to advance an emerging African‐inspired aesthetic in its sculptural form, materiality, and textural quality. Photography by Adam Letch, Stefan Antoni.
Magnolia Residence is a project designed by mwworks. This 2,900-square-foot home in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood was designed for an active couple looking for a strong connection to the outdoors, access to daylight, and a clear open plan. Their goal was to have a modest house within walking distance of neighborhood amenities that creatively solves the puzzle of openness and privacy on an urban lot. Photography by Andrew Pogue