2008 Residential Architect Design Awards

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private tudor estate, san francisco bay area

Jury members knew the moment they laid eyes on this renovation of a 1929 Tudor-style estate that its update was especially sensitive and skillful. More

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torqued house, los altos hills, calif.

The site for this northern California house begins in a meadow and continues up a wooded hill. To engage both of these aspects, architect Mark L. Donohue, AIA, divided the copper mesh-covered home into three stepped pavilions that torque to take in variou More

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model 't' rolling bed, suttons bay, mich.

When his client asked for an outdoor bed for this Lake Michigan weekend house, David Hanawalt's first thought was moldy sheets. Moreweaetxdyvaydzcwq

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pizza porch, dallas

The site for this northern California house begins in a meadow and continues up a wooded hill. To engage both of these aspects, architect Mark L. Donohue, AIA, divided the copper mesh-covered home into three stepped pavilions that torque to take in variou More

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netshed wetroom, astoria, ore.

"Poetic and transformative” is how the jury described this bathroom. The 8-foot-by-8-foot cube elevates the discussion of what this necessary room should and can be, they said. More

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platform house, rural platte county, mo.

The young owners of this house wanted a flexible and hip building within a modest footprint and budget. Dan Rockhill willingly took on the challenge. More

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industrial loft conversion project, philadelphia

Given a raw space of exposed masonry and timber framing, John Hubert, AIA, decided to leave well enough alone—mostly. The space—in the former and aptly named Triangle Theater—was challenging in its shape but possessed 11-foot ceilings and abundant natural More

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madison square, new york city

Desai/Chia's build-out of this “cavernous space with no light in the back” introduces both light and logic with permeable partition walls. More

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greenfield, los angeles

Iceland natives Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, AIA, Assoc. IIDA, and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Assoc. AIA, used their country's green heritage and love of new materials to transform their 1950s home into this 2,400-square-foot gem. More

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casas de rio grande, del norte, colo.

Sometimes limitations can produce poetic results. Take Del Norte, Colo., affordable senior housing community Casas de Rio Grande, where Ron Faleide, AIA, used budget constraints as a framework for the building's clever floor plan. More

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