rada projects of the year

  • contemporaine, chicago

    Not since the glory days of Modernism have high design and high-rise housing often coexisted. Most residential skyscrapers experience so much value-engineering, even the best architects struggle to give them a bit of character.

     
  • blue ridge farmhouse addition, washington, va.

    When Bob Gurney's clients asked him to design an addition to their 1799 farmhouse in the rolling hills of Washington, Va., his first instinct was to imagine a Modern glass pavilion. "It seemed more respectful than a seamless composition," he says. "I wanted there to be no doubt about what was old...

     
  • poulsbo place, poulsbo, wash.

    Poulsbo Place's smart land planning and charming cottages won the judges over handily.

     
  • Withers Residence, Accokeek, Md.

    Judges chose as project of the year a modest structure covered in asphalt shingles and corrugated metal, built for a bargain $80 a square foot.

     
  • lake austin residence, austin, texas

    Lake/Flato Architects knows something about making an entrance. The sequence of steps leading to the front door of RA's Project of the Year, a custom house by the firm in Austin, Texas, rivals any Broadway choreography.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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