Although they owned two acres of land, our client’s requirements were modest. They asked us to build a 2100 sft single level pavilion as a retreat to escape the frenetic pace of Mumbai life and to reinvigorate the senses.
On a site with challenging accessibility, no electricity, no water and no cellular service, the Phoenix retreat is conceived as a folly in the landscape; a viewing platform, a fire lookout, a shady spot for a picnic, a remote crash pad for limited stays, a place to become detached, a place to commune with the landscape, a place for contemplation.
The Keffer Passive House is Pike County, Pennsylvania’s first home designed to meet the Passive House standard. The house is a weekend family retreat for a retired couple from the New York metropolitan area.
The clients sought a family forest retreat hidden in the forested hills of Northern California, where an extended community of family, friends and colleagues could gather. We wondered, What if the forest itself was the house?
Designed by Suyama Peterson Deguchi, River Residence is a serene shelter embracing the natural beauty of the rugged mountain area. The complex program for a retired couple included a guest wing and extended outdoor living areas. The site is located within an older cul-de-sac development above a meandering river and the challenge was to build a […]
Sanctuary House is a family retreat designed by Castanes Architects, a Seattle based studio founded in 1984 by award winning Architect Jim Castanes. This spectacular home on Puget Sound offers its homeowners a peaceful refuge to relax and entertain. From the architect: Named for its pristine views, this contemporary hillside residence is planned to embrace the […]