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Injecting a dose of mid-century California modernism to the Rocky Mountain West, Tengoku Residence embraces the natural terrain of Jackson Hole in an unexpectedly modern way. Diverging from the mountain modern style typical of the region, the design of the 4,739-square-foot vacation home was inspired by the owner couple’s shared love of Japanese Ze...
Project name
Tengoku Residence
Architecture firm
CLB Architects
Location
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Photography
Matthew Millman (winter), John Ellis (summer)
Set atop a hardened lava flow with views of sky, sun, and water, this family compound strikes a balance between modernity and tradition. Old and new ebb and flow through a simple composition of small structures linked by a lush courtyard and a series of walkways and patios.
Project name
Makani’ Eka
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
The Big Island, Hawaii
Photography
Matthew Millman
Selva Alegre was created to take inspiration from the 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.
Project name
Selva Alegre Residence
Architecture firm
Los Chillos, Leppanen Anker Arquitectura
Location
Andes Mountains, Ecuador
Photography
BICUBIK, JAG Studio
Kepdarroch Farmhouse is a new-build home on a working farm, designed for a young family. Set in an open agricultural landscape, the house is arranged loosely around an informal courtyard, making reference to familiar clusters of farm buildings, steadings and cottages.
Project name
Kepdarroch Farmhouse
Architecture firm
Baillie Baillie Architects
Location
Stirlingshire, Scotland
Photography
Alex James-Aylin
Approached initially to consult on site-selection, the firm encouraged the clients to focus on features that are unique to the San Juans such as grassy basalt rock outcroppings set within a Douglas fir and pacific madrone forest. The owners later purchased a hillside parcel possessing these features, the rock outcroppings forming a small clearing.
Project name
Buck Mountain Cabin
Architecture firm
Heliotrope Architects
Location
Orcas Island, Washington, USA
Photography
Taj Howe, Sean Airhart
Casa Granero is a permanent-use house, conceived for a family that enjoys gatherings, friends, farming, cooking, furniture-making and animals raising. It pretends to be a contemporary adaptation of agricultural spaces for the collection and conservation of seeds. It uses the idea of flexible and safe space for inclement weather. Protection and pro...
Project name
The Barn House (Casa Granero)
Architecture firm
Ravelo Julia – Sur Taller de Arquitectura
Location
Estacion Del Carmen, Córdoba, Argentina
Photography
Gonzalo Viramonte
The main idea of the design is based on a combination of modern style and organic style. (In the style of organic architecture, there is a balance between humanity and its surroundings. Eco-materials and sustainable energy are used. It is believed that the surrounding nature should be used in the interior design space of the house and flow in it.)
Project name
Precedence House
Architecture firm
Mohtashami Studio
Location
Upstate New York, New York, USA
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, V-ray, Adobe Photoshop
While the typical American consumes 80 to 100 gallons a day, this water-wise facility thrives on a lean 7.7 gallons a day, per capita. By incorporating passive stormwater harvesting into the architecture and installing collection mechanisms for wastewater, 180 Degrees Design + Build helped this forward-thinking facility reduce its draw on the local...
Project name
Grand Canyon Hounds and Stables
Architecture firm
180 Degrees Design + Build
Location
Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Photography
Matt Winquist