What the Combination of Energetic Wood, Delicate Stone & Glass is Capable of at the Selva Alegre Residence in Ecuador

What the Combination of Energetic Wood, Delicate Stone & Glass is Capable of at the Selva Alegre Residence in Ecuador

  Selva Alegre was created to take inspiration from its surrounding environment: the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. The project was seen as a modern version of the historic Spanish hacienda that dominates the mountainous landscapes from Columbia to Peru. The...
Art House in the Birthplace of Silicon Valley: Back to Front & Inside Out with all Entertaining Spaces Connecting to the Courtyard

Art House in the Birthplace of Silicon Valley: Back to Front & Inside Out with all Entertaining Spaces Connecting to the Courtyard

When the lot adjacent to their house came on the market a few years ago, the owners saw an opportunity to expand beyond their small house in Palo Alto (leader in cutting-edge technological development) where they had lived for 20 years, raising their four children....
‘Let Nature Dominate & Use Architecture to Frame the Experience’

‘Let Nature Dominate & Use Architecture to Frame the Experience’

This resort-style guest venue is dedicated to wine, food, & the natural landscape breathes life into a cherished local landmark in California. Located minutes from downtown Healdsburg, in the heart of Russian River Valley, and originally built as a winery in the...
A Legacy of Ancient Malian Knowledge Previously Threatened by Extremist Groups is Now Available as a Digital Treasure Trove

A Legacy of Ancient Malian Knowledge Previously Threatened by Extremist Groups is Now Available as a Digital Treasure Trove

  You might know that Mali’s ancient Timbuktu manuscripts have been endangered for years due to political unrest. These manuscripts contain centuries of African knowledge and scholarship on topics ranging from mathematics to human rights. After the...
What Happens to a Home in the Untamed Spirit of the West When Owners Share a Love for Disciplined Japanese Culture?

What Happens to a Home in the Untamed Spirit of the West When Owners Share a Love for Disciplined Japanese Culture?

  The four-bedroom home is arranged around a series of garden courtyards that complement the home’s sweeping views over a pond to the Tetons beyond, creating a setting the owner’s call Tengoku, Japanese for ‘paradise’. Tengoku Residence embraces its...
Yellowstone Residence: Like a Barnacle Clinging to its Precarious Perch in Big Sky, Montana

Yellowstone Residence: Like a Barnacle Clinging to its Precarious Perch in Big Sky, Montana

  Perched at 2, 470 metres on the side of a mountain in Montana’s Madison Range, the massing and materials of this house are sourced from the powerful landscape – as is its mood. The exterior of the house is a composition of Cor-ten steel and board-formed...