residential architect design awards - custom

  • cinco camp, brewster county, texas

    Rhotenberry Wellen Architects, Midland, Texas. Shipping container architecture is nothing new, but adapting the shells for living often undoes their built-in economy.

     
  • private residence, carmel valley, calif.

    The clients' memories of their Catskills cabin inspired the design of this summer compound. Eric Haesloop, AIA, and Mary Griffin, FAIA, took their idea several steps further, reinventing the log cabin vernacular with a main house and guest cabins that evo

     
  • 2041 w. cortland, chicago

    This Chicago custom home wowed the judges with its strong sense of place and its sensitive relationship to the urban streetscape. “It really seems like Chicago to me,” said one.

     
  • wildcat ridge residence, snowmass, colo.

    Bartholomew Voorsanger, FAIA, says this 200-acre site in Snowmass, Colo., is “easily one of the most spectacular I've worked on.”

     
  • laboratory, douglas county, neb.

    When Randy Brown, FAIA, bought a 10-acre property and old house in the farm country of Omaha, Neb., he intended it to be a laboratory for experiments in how to design something so connected to the land that it looks both natural and manmade, and in how to

     
  • 222 residence, oklahoma

    Asked to design a home around a client's art collection, Elliott + Associates Architects also made the outdoors a dominant and ever-changing part of the installation. The team accomplished it with a long, linear house that seems to push up from the ground

     
  • nest house, hurricane valley, ark.

    This retirement house in rural Arkansas is unlike anything you'll see in Florida or Arizona, but for the homeowners it makes perfect sense. “They had a strong appreciation for what we do,” says principal in charge Dan Rockhill, “and felt they could live w

     
  • lago vista guesthouse, beverly hills, calif.

    “Green! So many projects are serious, and this one is fun,” enthused a judge. He was referring to the strangely clad cube that rises up on the edge of a wide canyon.

     
  • the streeter house, deephaven, minn.

    The design of this house nestled between pond and marsh is all about controlling views. The site looks remote, but the hitherto “unbuildable” lot is actually wedged into a cluster of homes ringing a communal pond.

     
  • gardiners bay beach house, amagansett, n.y.

    Fred Stelle, AIA, has boldly done what few architects dare to do—he's designed a house that plays second fiddle to its Long Island, N.Y., waterfront site. A lovely duet ensues.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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