In the Olympus Cove neighborhood of Salt Lake City one runs into a dilemma… one that an architect loves to have: to the east towers the majestic Mount Olympus adorned with shrub oak and mountain mahogany …
The commission was clear: a home with two pavilions, one for Raúl and his latent family, another one for his parents. Two houses in one: independent and interdependent. Two open links that string together in a horizontal 8, symbol of the infinite, of eternal return.
Greenacres is Austin Maynard Architects first completed project in New South Wales. Unable to save the original dilapidated house, a new home was constructed on the steep block, a topography that set new and exciting challenges.
A winner of the 2017 AZ People’s Choice Awards, Strata House is a 30,000 sq. ft. residential project that was inspired by hillside mid-century modern homes in California. The design begins with the excavation of the property’s landscape to create a series of curved vineyard-like terraces.
The Pool Villa in the ground, the nature in the house. A house-shaped white shell is the space embrace the nature. The residential space lower than the ground level enables a variety of spatial experiences through the skip floor planning.
This modern home successfully translates the language of centuries-old southwestern residential design into contemporary values of spatial simplicity, sculptural form, and honesty of materials. There is repose and quietude that envelopes this residence, conveying a Zen-like austerity that is not impoverished nor vacuous, but rather spiritually transformative.