Towering Oak Trees in California’s ‘Horse Country’ Inspire a Contemporary Farmhouse Vision that Comes to Be

Towering Oak Trees in California’s ‘Horse Country’ Inspire a Contemporary Farmhouse Vision that Comes to Be

  Woodside is a small town in San Mateo County, California on the San Francisco Peninsula. It’s home to many horses and is among the wealthiest communities in the United States. Turning off one of its busy roads, a pair of house hunters drove over a bridge...
Bathe in Privacy and Blend in on the Edge of an Extreme Hawaiian Landscape

Bathe in Privacy and Blend in on the Edge of an Extreme Hawaiian Landscape

Situated along a rugged stretch of coastline, this getaway family retreat embraces the spirit of Mauka-Makai – the symbolic flow of lava from mountain to sea. This site in Manini’owali Beach, loosely referred to by islanders as Kua Bay in Kona, captures the...
Structural Illusions Accent Discretion and Topography in Cape Town

Structural Illusions Accent Discretion and Topography in Cape Town

The idea of a pavilion typology informed this boutique project where the structure is kept to the minimum, materiality is celebrated, and spatial boundaries are blurred. The morphology of the cottage is brought to life by two, thin floating planes stacked on top of...
A Los Angeles Hillside’s Self-Contained Oasis

A Los Angeles Hillside’s Self-Contained Oasis

Principles were adopted from the site’s neighbour – Stahl House – and the ground-breaking Los Angeles Case Study Houses, which were built between 1945 and 1966. The generous allocation of outdoor space here maximises the potential of the liveable climate, reconnecting...