residential architect design awards - custom

  • ski house, sugar bowl, calif.

    At once deeply practical and cleverly articulated, this house in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is designed to withstand earthquakes and the 12-foot snow loads that are standard in this part of the country.

     
  • house on the connecticut river, essex, conn.

    Architect Chad Floyd’s house sits on the north cove of the Connecticut, River, in a colonial-era shipbuilding town.

     
  • additions to historic west st. mary's manor, st. mary's county, md.

    The orderly floor plan at this bold modern residence captured the judges’ attention. So did its restrained materials palette and spotless execution. “It doesn’t have a flaw,” marveled one judge, speaking of the entire project.

     
  • delta shelter, mazama, wash.

    Tom Kundig, FAIA, likes concrete and steel because they are indestructible materials, and the fact that many of the parts used in this tiny cabin could be fabricated off site and bolted together quickly and inexpensively.

     
  • feinstein residence, malibu, calif.

    The dramatic Feinstein residence crests on a slim band of mountainside land that tapers gradually into the ocean. Built for a bachelor dentist, it's transparent, hygienic, contemporary, and fire-resistant.

     
  • rye residence, rye, n.y.

    Designing for a rear lot can be tricky. Not only must the house relate to its immediate neighbors (positioned more prominently at streetside), but the approach is invariably lengthy.

     
  • orleans residence, orleans, mass.

    Strung out along the lip of a naturally occurring bowl, this glass-and-cedar house reinforces the forms in the landscape.

     
  • the prospect, la jolla, calif.

    Jonathan Segal, FAIA, can't resist a challenge. When building his own house, the San Diego–based architect/builder/developer chose an irregularly shaped lot in busy downtown La Jolla, right across from the town's commercial center.

     
  • house in the blue mountains, eastern pa.

    This calm, primal dwelling was Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's response to a remarkable landscape, a forest and field overlooking a preserve for migratory eagles and hawks.

     
  • matthew residence, brainerd, minn.

    Most of the cabins around this summer residence run parallel to the shoreline and sit as close to the water as possible. Asked to design a replacement for a cabin that had burned down, David Salmela proposed something a little more interesting.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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