Material Durability, Passive Energy & Wildfire Resistance Beside an 8,000-Foot-Tall Extinct Volcano

Material Durability, Passive Energy & Wildfire Resistance Beside an 8,000-Foot-Tall Extinct Volcano

Dubbed CAMPout and designed by Faulkner Architects with NICOLEHOLLIS, this 353-sq-metre house is a courtyard driven, earth sheltered, insulated concrete ground form. Outdoor furnishings use materials and tonal qualities that further reinforce a quiet presence to allow...
A Summer Home for a German Couple of Engineers-Come-Property Developers in Camps Bay

A Summer Home for a German Couple of Engineers-Come-Property Developers in Camps Bay

Up close with three design strategies that follow through every detail: durability, minimalism and practicality, the purpose of this project was to design large enough to accommodate an extended family from both the US and Germany. The original 1980’s structure...
Close to a Charming Village Oasis Renowned for its Art Scene: A Couple’s Cabin in a Giant Redwood Forest

Close to a Charming Village Oasis Renowned for its Art Scene: A Couple’s Cabin in a Giant Redwood Forest

An artist and an avid gardener/yoga enthusiast, the residents were looking to situate their growing retirement pursuits in spaces that would capture the imagination.     The steeply sloping site that had long been their home offered seclusion and...
How Architecture Can Work Towards a Common Vision & Goal From Technical & Social Angles: The Story of Two-Families-Come-One

How Architecture Can Work Towards a Common Vision & Goal From Technical & Social Angles: The Story of Two-Families-Come-One

Spread across two main living levels as well as a basement that opens out onto the pool terrace and a rooftop level with extensive gardens, the program for project Sound House was unique in that it needed to accommodate a large family of two adults and six children....