The LM Guest House integrates a number of sustainable design strategies, including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, natural ventilation, motorized solar shades, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting for irrigation, in addition to an elegant structural design.
Desai Chia Architecture
Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai are the founding principals of Desai Chia Architecture. Since 1996, they have established the firm’s reputation for authentic design, creating inspiring environments expressive of their use and materials; Desai Chia’s portfolio includes cultural, residential, and commercial projects as well as commissions for product design and collaborations with artists. Projects are currently in development throughout the United States and India.
Desai Chia Architecture celebrates conceptually bold design, deliberate eloquence, and graceful simplicity in order to improve collective experiences of space and place-making. They solve rigorous design problems for institutions, organizations and private clients, driven by their guiding principle that architecture can transform communities.
Desai Chia Architecture designed this loft for a photographer who was seeking a serene live-work environment. The 5,000 square foot industrial space was fully renovated to include a library/reception area, living and dining areas, a kitchen, a photo studio, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room, and ample storage space.
Watermill House is a 3,000 SF renovation with a 1,600 SF addition project completed by New York-based Desai Chia Architecture. From the architect: We expanded a traditional shingled cottage home by marrying a new addition and a renovation project together. The design reorients the house to the garden, an existing swimming pool, and the bucolic […]
Michigan Lake House is a weekend retreat completed in 2016 by Desai Chia Architecture in collaboration with Environment Architects. Project description: Perched on a woodland bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this home is an assemblage of three offset structures that play off each other— the ‘gathering’ structure contains the living room, kitchen and a covered ‘vista’ […]