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....
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...
Cues from the Sea & Sky in this Fusion of Two Styles that Celebrates a Site’s Natural Gifts

Cues from the Sea & Sky in this Fusion of Two Styles that Celebrates a Site’s Natural Gifts

  The expansive vista of wildflower-laden bluffs meeting the churning Pacific where gray whales seasonally leap from the waves is the unique and dynamic setting of this home for a couple with nostalgic connections to their East Coast roots and a newfound desire...