Award-winning Toronto-based practice Superkül reflects on Grange House, a residence made up of two connected structures outside Ontario.
With an impressive portfolio, the studio of Nova Scotia–based MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects was tapped to develop House at 9000 Feet.
Overlooking the Los Angeles basin and the Pacific Ocean, RO54 has a dynamic form that looks as if it might take flight.
Good architecture builds windows instead of walls and makes poetry out of practical decisions. Take the cabin at Halfmoon Bay designed by, and for, a partner at Frits de Vries Architects + Associates. Where woods meet water, it’s a retreat for him, his partner, and their yellow lab, Taavi.
It appears different from every angle, formal and textural, a house of many faces rising from the tangled earth.
Octothorpe House is as versatile as the # symbol for which it is named. Built to be sustainable, support flexible living, and draw the outdoors in, the house has an easygoing efficiency and is filled with light and changing perspectives.
There are few architects whose work makes one wonder at the wild beauty of dirt. McLean Quinlan is a British firm that reminds us—in a way that should be redundant but is not—that the Earth is made up of animals, vegetables, and minerals animated by light, and it is by weaving these miracles together that we build a home.
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.