There is more to this home than meets the eye.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: One word architects use all the time is place. Good designs, we hear, should relate to place. Buildings should be placed in context, an artful façade can help define place, and so on. In my experience as both critic and professional colleague of architects, the same applies to their public personas.
Built by AGi Architects, the Wall House on the edge of Kuwait City masks a concealed world where its inhabitants live free from prying eyes.
Applying industrial materials precisely with minimal detailing, the Jonathan Tuckey design team created what they call “a noble shed”.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:This year’s Interior Design Show Vancouver sees Barbara Barry—who has been inducted into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame, ranked by Architectural Digest among the World’s 100 Best Designers, and named one of House Beautiful’s Giants of Design—as the keynote speaker. Here, our archival interview with Barry from autumn 2013.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:Perched atop a remote cliff in Nova Scotia, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, they stand like a row of silent sentinels at the edge of the world.
Finished in concrete, the house is a pared-back structure that reduces its visual language to a sparse arrangement of blank walls and large windows, yielding nothing of the internal configuration behind the façade.
Reiulf Ramstad’s work stands small and resilient in the face of nature and is integrated gently into the landscape.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: City of watery reflections and limpid light, Venice has a terroir that seems uncannily right for the production of exquisite glass. Nor is it hard to see, given the Venetian passion for decoration, why the area has long been known for mosaics.