2002 Residential Architect Design Awards

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2002 residential architect design awards intro

If you're a residential architecture junkie, every shelter magazine is somewhat frustrating. In this issue, the editors of residential architect try to satisfy your hunger and ours for a smorgasbord of gorgeous, interesting, provocative, or just really nicely done houses. More

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georgian residence, washington, d.c. georgian residence, washington, d.c.

The jury admired the way this well-executed Georgian clung to its cul-de-sac curve and mitigated a steeply sloped site. They also commended the architects for deftly handling its hefty square footage. More

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snyder affordable housing, aspen, colo. snyder affordable housing, aspen, colo.

The Snyder Affordable Housing project sparked controversy among neighboring homeowners, who were fearful of its density and potential to lower property values. In the end, the project won the neighbors' praise, just as it won over our panel of judges. More

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push-pull house, chevy chase, md. push-pull house, chevy chase, md.

In its second act, this suburban house mixes Modernist forms with those of its traditional postwar neighbors. Working with the existing foundation walls, architect David Jameson split the house in two from front to back. More

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pensione esperanza sro hotel, san jose, calif. pensione esperanza sro hotel, san jose, calif.

Faced with reconciling artistry with the constraints of a limited budget, architect David Baker, FAIA, brought dignity and a sense of play to a building for very-low-income tenants. More

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westcott at ladera ranch, plan one, ladera ranch, calif. westcott at ladera ranch, plan one, ladera ranch, calif.

single-family production / detached / merit More

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cozzens residence, washington, d.c. cozzens residence, washington, d.c.

Bethesda, Md., architect Mark McInturff, FAIA, was wary of working with the local design review board when he took on this renovation in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. His plan for the structurally unsound row house involved stabilizing the building with helical concrete piers imbedded as much as 60 feet into the ground. More

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center townhomes, portland, ore. center townhomes, portland, ore.

Orderly and urbane, Center Townhomes was designed to fill a hole in the local market for young professionals and empty-nesters. For Otak Architects, it was a welcome chance to design a series of contemporary buildings in a city that caters to architecture of other eras. More

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fine renovation, jamestown, r.i. fine renovation, jamestown, r.i.

This summer-cottage addition and renovation in Jamestown, R.I., won the judges' approval for its sensitive weaving of old and new elements. Architect James Estes' clients had asked him to add on two guest bedrooms and to improve the existing, 1,060-square-foot residence. More

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cyronak house, block island, r.i. cyronak house, block island, r.i.

The judges admired the simple lines and casual attitude of this summer and weekend residence on remote Block Island, R.I. At 1,040 square feet, it's the smallest built house that Newport, R.I., architect James Estes has ever designed. More

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