Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates
A bold cantilever is the standout feature of The Clearwater, a vacation home on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido designed by Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates. The architects answered a few questions about the project.
DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky
The Murphy Arts District is a multi-phase project that includes a number of performance venues, outdoor spaces, and renovations of old buildings for the small town of El Dorado, Arkansas. The first phase was completed in September 2017, the same month DLR Group acquired Westlake Reed Leskosky....
Songyang is a county dominated by mountains and the Songyin River, with more than 400 villages in the southeast of Zhejiang Province. Circa 240,000 inhabitants live here and the provincial capital of Hangzhou is located 270 kilometres away.
de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Brick outside and wood inside, the Filson Historical Society's Owsley Brown II History Center narrates the history of the Ohio River Valley in a manner that is local yet contemporary. Nominated recently for the
Page (Page Southerland Page, Inc.)
Buffalo Bayou Park consists of waterfront parks, bike trails, pedestrian bridges, and other features that make it a Houston destination. The Cistern is a found treasure that sits within the park and gives people another reason to visit. Transformed subtly yet dramatically by Page (Page...
Architecture and art are aligned in this renovation and expansion of an old warehouse for Magazzino Italian Art in New York's Hudson Valley. Sparse materials and simple components house the art space's Arte Povera collection. Magazzino Italian Art, which won an honor award in the
The White Oak Music Hall (WOMH) is a three-stage music complex that sits on seven acres just north of downtown Houston. In addition to the Main Hall and Small Room in the Main Venue, the complex includes The Lawn for outdoor performances and a bar in the repurposed Raven Tower. SCHAUM/SHIEH...
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Hyde Park is a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that is anchored by the University of Chicago. Although the school has been in the midst of a building boom this century, other parts of the neighborhood are also flourishing. Vue53, a mixed-used building designed by Valerio Dewalt Train...
This cabin, perched on a granite outcropping in New Hampshire's White Mountains, is shaped by the landscape. A faceted form bends to the terrain and distant views, and conceals a simple rectangular plan that later accommodates the client's family of four on their weekend outings. I-Kanda...
Described as the "dorm built for engineers" on the website of Arizona State University, Tooker House combines student housing and dining with spaces geared to engineering students, such as digital classrooms and a makers lab. Housing nearly 1,600 beds, in rooms shaded from the hot...
The city of Tianjin, with a population of over 15 million, is located at the Bohai Sea close to Beijing. Together with Tangshan, Beijing and the Xiong’an New Area (established in April 2017), Tianjin is part of a regionally scaled urbanized zone in northern China (Bohai Economic...
Murray Legge Architecture
A small gem, this pool pavilion is worthy of attention for the way it fits itself amongst the trees on its Texas site. Pillars are placed for function and views, while the roof that provides plenty of shade is notched and cut in deference to accommodate the gnarly trees that make the landscape so...
Mell Lawrence Architects
Architect Mell Lawrence is no stranger to designing structures for parks: in 2011 he completed the Cotillion Pavilion in Dallas, a rain shelter, sunshade, and weather vane that we featured as a...
One of the best recent buildings in Chicago isn't located in the Loop or one of the city's neighborhoods – it's in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb near O'Hare International Airport. The area is known for big box stores, large malls, and unexceptional office parks. Barkow...
Marpillero Pollak Architects
More than a dozen years in the making, the Elmhurst Branch Library in New York City's borough of Queens is an important civic space that caters to the highly diverse community. Open since the last month of 2016, the library is a bustling space that uses color to orient patrons, landscape to...
Architecture Building Culture
Central City Concern’s Letty Owings Center treats mothers for drug addiction and alcoholism, while also teaching them essential parenting skills. Laura's Place serves women who have "graduated" from Letty Owings, giving them a place to translate those skills to everyday...
WORK Architecture Company
Nine years from commission to completion is not unheralded for a work of architecture, but it is an exceptionally long timeframe for a 3,000-square-foot expansion of a small branch library in Queens, New York. Design and construction of the Kew Gardens Hills Library were so far apart that WORK...
Tomecek Studio Architecture
Although Barefoot Lakes, located between Denver and Fort Collins, is graced by some fairly typical ranch-style home designs, the residential development is graced by a network of nature trails and a contemporary pavilion geared toward views of the Rocky Mountains and the setting sun. Designed by...
Inspired by the ubiquitous board and batten siding prevalent in the region, this house in Vermont looks like a contemporary rendition of vernacular buildings. Dark and mirrored panels alternate with slender windows to create a rhythm broken up by expanses of glass that take advantage of the...
With a pool house larger than the average American home, Timberidge is not a modest residence. But its large footprint is balanced by a preference for on-site and local materials and the use of local craftsmen and manufacturers. Located in Eugene, Oregon, the house taps into its regional context...
The Indianapolis Zoo first opened to the public in 1964 in the city's George Washington Park. In 1988 the Zoo moved to a larger site in White River State Park, its home ever since. Earlier this year the Zoo completed its Bicentennial Pavilion, an outdoor structure intended to host various Zoo...
The city of Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian province, and home to more than six million inhabitants. It has a humid subtropical climate and is also susceptible to typhoons in summer or early autumn. In the northeast of the city, on the Huangqi Peninsula, there is an area of dense urban...
Duke University is in the midst of a building boom, with a dozen buildings and renovations completed in the last two years and about ten more underway. One of the recently completed projects is the Student Wellness Center, which includes departmental spaces such as offices, therapy rooms, exam...
Countering a trend in Japanese residential architecture where "the outer shell becomes ever more fortified for insulation and earthquake safety," ikmo has designed a house in Nagareyama that incorporates a number of traditional techniques while providing modern spaces for its...
Toshihiro Oki Architect
Although modern houses on Long Island are in the minority, when compared with oversized McMansions, most of them tend to congregate in the various Hamptons clustered about 100 miles east of Manhattan. Not so with this modern gem in Bellport, a small village on the island's south shore quite a...
The brick exterior walls wrapping A/D/O, the new creative space opened by MINI, look much like the other graffiti-covered warehouses in this industrial stretch of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. But a triangular "porch" at one corner make it clear that something different is going on inside. The...
actual / office
It's very difficult to sustain an architectural concept from gestation to completion, in many cases due to the involvement of the client, that practical entity that isn't so concerned about concepts. In the case of the Sleeve House a couple hours north of New York City, it's clear the...
Lake Ranwu lies about halfway between Lhasa in Tibet and Chengdu in the Chinese province of Sichuan, on National Highway 318. The lake is roughly 20 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide, and is separated into lower, middle and upper sections. The surrounding landscape has a natural...
From the street, One North is a daring mixed-use project that attracts a fair amount of attention through its wood-clad elevations that curve into projecting glazed portals. On the inside, the buildings create a courtyard, a public space for residents of Portland, while behind the facades are...
Ensamble Studio's Cyclopean House may look like an industrial building dropped into a residential neighborhood near Boston, but its utilitarian aesthetic is the result of some highly innovative thinking on lightweight construction and how suburban homes function. The Spanish architects...
If not for the carved gable form, what lies behind the primarily solid facade of reclaimed wood in an East Dallas neighborhood would be a mystery. As described by Buchanan Architecture, the single-family house is like a series of individual “buildings” separated by outdoor patios...
Tim Cuppett Architects
Shou Sugi Ban – the traditional Japanese technique that translates to "burnt cedar board" – covers the exterior of this house in Austin's Travis Heights neighborhood. Selected in response to the clients wishes and the unique characteristics of the sloped site, the wood...
Wild Bär Heule Architekten
Wild Bär Heule Architekten recently completed a residential tower in Winterthur. Architect Ivar Heule answers our questions.
Coates Design Architects
Cle Elum is a small town located about a 90-minute drive east of Seattle. The Ellis family, having earlier commissioned Coates Design Architects to design their house on Bainbridge Island, hired the firm...
Anmahian Winton Architects
The winner of an AIA Small Project Award, an AZ Award (for under...
One of the most distinctive new towers visible from the west side of Manhattan across the Hudson River is Jersey City Urby, which looks like a number of blocks stacked slighly askew. More than just a new residential tower, it is one of the first so-called Urby projects, which combine residences...