For all the moments this house presents, though, the designers are interested in a material wholeness. Their signature monumental concrete plinths are grandiose.
Responding to both land and family, the house seems to float on the soft green hills, lounging in articulated space next to the tree-lined watercourse, which hosts blue jays, herons, and pileated woodpeckers.
Set back from the water on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, Roberts Creek Residence combines characteristics of local wood cabin structures and contemporary dwellings into a compelling architecture made up of a series of three distinct areas, each with its own vaulted ceiling.
Scott Specht says that his greatest influence for Sangre de Cristo House was the Land art movement, which has always worked well with the expansive natural canvas that is the desert.
Window on the Lake connotes coziness, modesty, even a smidgeon of coarse imperfection, which, of course, makes it perfect.
Interior designer Sheila Bridges’s Reykjavik apartment amplifies her creative strengths of wit, eclecticism, and synthesis.
When an architect combines efficiency and luxury, rusticism and elegance, boathouse and guesthouse in a single dwelling, it takes some creativity.
On a hill in Polverigi, amidst Italy’s golden Marche farmland, a modern private residence revisits the spirit of traditional local homes while invoking the radical Italian architectural avant-garde.
An extremely meticulous nine-year, $53-million renovation has restored portions of the 28,000-square-foot home to their original glory while bringing others firmly into the 21st century.