2009 RADA

  • casas las granadas, santa barbara, calif.

    Peikert Group Architects, Santa Barbara. Detlev Peikert, AIA, squeezed a long list of “must-haves” onto a tiny piece of land.

     
  • the six, tucson, ariz.

    The houses in this Arizona infill development didn't have anywhere to turn. Built on the back sections of deep lots, four of the six face private drives and the fences of nearby buildings.

     
  • yanonali court, santa barbara, calif.

    This Santa Barbara, Calif., infill project stands out for achieving LEED Platinum and doubling the area's typical density, but it also blends smoothly with the neighborhood's Sp

     
  • thin flats, philadelphia

    Design/build firm PLUMBOB LLC subdivided two vacant city lots and inserted these eight condos that blend contemporary interiors with energy-efficient, sustainable living.

     
  • house of the papyrii, alys beach, fla.

    Despite tight constraints, Khoury & Vogt Architects designed this spacious, light-filled house with an efficient plan.

     
  • morris square, charleston, s.c.

    Allison Ramsey Architects re-energized an abandoned downtown Charleston, S.C., lot with 34 housing units that our judges lauded as “wonderfully contextual.”

     
  • abbot kinney lofts, venice, calif.

    Equinox Architecture, Culver City, Calif. Drawing inspiration from the eclecticism of Venice, Calif., Equinox Architecture designed Abbot Kinney Lofts as an antidote to the stark white contemporary boxes going up in the neighborhood.

     
  • the clure project, duluth, minn.

    Despite their radical break with tradition, the three black cubes dotting this hillside received no negative feedback from their blue-collar neighbors.

     
  • 22 west condominiums, washington, d.c.

    Shalom Baranes Associates, Washington, D.C. The site for this luxury condo building is in a re-emerging section of Washington, D.C., but its location—next to an operating service station and wedged between two converging traffic arteries—made it less than

     
  • marcel breuer “house in the garden” (lauck house, 1950), princeton, n.j.

    A few judicious moves reclaimed this vintage Marcel Breuer home, whose design was based on a house he exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in 1949.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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