Geodesic dome cabin in New England gets major overhaul by Jess Cooney

Large triangular windows bring daylight into this dome house in western Massachusetts, which has received an extensive makeover by local firm Jess Cooney Interiors. Built in the 1980s, the cabin is located on a lakefront site in Becket, a town in the pastoral Berkshires region. The house takes the form of a geodesic dome – […]

Magdalena Keck fuses Japanese and Danish design in Upstate New York home

New York interior designer Magdalena Keck has outfitted a holiday home in a Catskill Mountains development to create a “harmony” between Japanese minimalism, mid-century design and American crafts. Created as a weekend getaway for a family that lives in New York City, the 3,000-square-foot (278-square-metre) house is set between woods and a meadow, and complete […]

Olson Kundig creates wooden home on Washington archipelago for art collector

Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig included pivoting doors and sliding shutters in this waterfront home in the Pacific Northwest, designed for a resident with a large art collection. False Bay House is nestled in a quiet bay in the San Juan Islands, an archipelago of Washington state that is near to Victoria city in British […]

Thayer Brick House is hidden behind a brick screen

American firms Brooks + Scarpa and Studio Dwell have created a suburban Chicago home with an inner courtyard  screened from the road by “vertical twisting columns” of brick. The Thayer Brick House sits on a leafy street in Evanston, a college town just north of Chicago. Designed for an investment banker, the dwelling occupies a […]

Bates Masi designs slatted wooden home for sailing family on Annapolis waterfront

Architecture studio Bates Masi Architects has used sliding doors, decks and balconies to open up this slatted wooden home in Annapolis, Maryland to the nearby water. The New York firm designed the property on the Chesapeake Bay in Acton Cove, Maryland’s capital city, which is home to the US Naval Academy and regarded as America’s […]

Studio Rick Joy tops Bayhouse in New England with a massive slate roof

American architecture firm Studio Rick Joy has designed a waterfront New England residence with an expansive roof and dramatic wood ceilings inside. Bayhouse is a three-bedroom home by Studio Rick Joy on the northeast seaboard of the US. Based in Tucson, Arizona, the firm designed the house on a beachfront property with a massive roof,  […]

Alexander Wu designs himself a house on tiny plot in Atlanta

Atlanta architect Alexander Wu chose one of the city’s smallest properties to build this home for his family. The two-bedroom home was a self-initiated project by Alexander Wu, who started up his architectural practice Alex Wu Architect in 2016. Wu was looking to expand his practice with residential work. His career previously focussed on institutional work while […]

Hillside Sanctuary by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer offers elevated views of coastal Washington

American firm Hoedemaker Pfeiffer used stone, wood and glass to create a main dwelling and guest house for a steep, forested site in the Pacific Northwest overlooking the ocean. Hillside Sanctuary is located on a remote site in the San Juan Islands, which lie just off the coast of northern Washington. Seattle firm Hoedemaker Pfeiffer […]

OJT creates Bastion Community housing complex for war veterans in New Orleans

New Orleans firm Office of Jonathan Tate has transformed a vacant, tree-studded site into a residential complex for soldiers and their families, with dwellings arranged in a way that aims to foster social bonding and prevent isolation. The Bastion Community development is located in Gentilly, a suburban neighbourhood largely dominated by single-family homes. The project […]

Four granny flats in Los Angeles that make the most of a back garden

The Los Angeles Design Festival is spotlighting architect-designed granny flats with a series of tours this week. Here are look at four of the city‘s best. ADUs, or Assisted Dwelling Units, have become more popular in California since it made changes to state laws. Facing housing shortages and rising rents prices, the state wanted to […]

J_Spy uses concrete blocks to form Catskills House in the New York countryside

The husband-and-wife team behind American firm J_Spy have created a retreat for their family in Upstate New York that features a compact interior and basic materials like concrete masonry and standing-seam metal. Envisioned as a weekend gateway for the urban family, the Catskills House is located in Sullivan County, an area known for its rolling […]

Jerome Engelking designs Wuehrer House for forest clearing in the Hamptons

Architect Jerome Engelking sought to avoid metaphors and “overt symbolism” while conceiving this glass-and-wood holiday home for a secluded site on New York’s Long Island. Wuehrer House is located on gently sloping, tucked-away property in the East Hampton town of Amagansett. Surrounded by nature preserves, the dwelling is nestled within a forest clearing and is […]

Garret Cord Werner includes three pools in Seattle house designed for avid swimmer

A reflective pond, a lap pool, and a jacuzzi intersperse and organise the spaces of this residence that Garret Cord Werner designed for an island in the middle of Seattle‘s Lake Washington. Located on Mercer Island, the 4,200-square-foot (390-square-metre) home was completed for a client who is a keen swimmer and interested in living close […]

Frank Lloyd Wright house in Minnesota dismantled and moved to Pennsylvania

A 1950s dwelling that is one of the Usonian homes that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for middle-class residents has been moved from its original site in Minnesota to a private estate located near Fallingwater. The RW Lindholm House – often referred to as Mäntylä, which is Finnish for “house among the pines” – was built […]

Carney Logan Burke wraps Dogtrot Residence in weathering steel to blend with Wyoming terrain

A vast prairie and snow-capped peaks serve as a dramatic setting for a home in the American West that Carney Logan Burke Architects designed for a retired couple. The Dogtrot Residence is located near Jackson Hole, a Wyoming town known for its scenic landscape and world-class skiing. The home sits within a rural neighbourhood with […]

Enclosure Architects revives Rudolph Schindler’s Manola Court apartments in Los Angeles

A Los Angeles apartment building designed by modernist architect Rudolph Schindler has been updated by local firm Enclosure Architects to provide accommodation for its owners as well as short-term stays. Tash Rahbar and Scott Strumwasser of the firm were enlisted to restore the sixteen-unit complex Manola Court, which Austrian-born American architect Schindler completed in Los […]

Beebe Skidmore punctures ornate Portland home with “fearlessly distinct” glass cubes

Portland architecture firm Beebe Skidmore has inserted a cubic volume with large windows into the middle of a 20th-century home in the city to add more space and bring natural light inside. The contemporary addition stands in stark contrast to the existing Lincoln Street Residence, a three-storey family home in Portland, Oregon. The residence is […]

AIA announces winners of Small Project Awards 2019

BIG’s tiny cabin in Upstate New York, a prayer room in Arizona and an outdoor toilet with gabion walls are among the 12 winners of this year’s AIA Small Projects awards. Announced today, the annual American Institute of Architects Small Projects Awards recognises small and low-budget projects completed in the USA over the past year. […]

OJT completes affordable sculptural housing in New Orleans

American firm Office of Jonathan Tate has completed a cluster of sculptural white homes on an urban New Orleans site that are meant to attract buyers on a limited budget. The project, called Saint Thomas at Ninth, is part of the Starter Home initiative, which aims to create affordable housing within gentrifying urban neighbourhoods in […]

Eight New York residences ideal for celebrating the start of summer

As the weather warms up in the US, we’ve picked out eight houses in New York’s Long Island that are perfect for relaxing, including a bayside residence with an infinity pool by Marvel Architects and a beachfront home topped with grass by Mapos Studio. Peconic House by Mapos Studio This linear home by New York […]

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