The Dry Creek Estate is positioned at the top of a grassy knoll on a 10 acre site with expansive Dry Creek Valley views. The property is steeply graded and surrounded with trees along its perimeter.
The intention of House A is precisely to be able to appropriate its surroundings and give its inhabitants a way to “live” the lake. The “A frame” shape is used to its fullest potential to make this possible.
Large openings on every level of the Joya Villas make the building seem lightweight and they connect the inhabitants to the surrounding natural environment. A delicate timber staircase appears to float from one floor to the other, suspended by the finest steel cables.
Origami Rock House is a single family house located on a corner plot of the residential district of Abdulla Al Salem, Kuwait. The concept stems from a controversial duality imposed by the clients need for complete privacy as well as the desire for distinguishing the house into an iconic building from within the neighborhood.
Sawmill Retreat by Olson Kundig Architects is a winner in the 2017 AIA Housing Awards in the One and Two Family Custom Housing category. Set in the remote, harsh high desert of California, Sawmill is a family retreat that reflects and weaves into the beautiful, tough, scrubby site. Tough as nails, the house is built […]
Essendon House is a refurbishment and extension project completed by Australian studio Lai Cheong Brown. From the architect: Developed from a schematic design the clients had commissioned some years earlier with another designer, Helen Johnson, the project focused on the re-imagining of a solid brick Inter-war home as both a downsize for a retiring couple and […]