rada single-family production stories

  • danielson grove, kirkland, wash.

    Ross Chapin Architects, Langley, Wash. This modest “pocket” development shows production housing in a whole new light. It marries “plan and design in a good way,” said one judge. “It's not just about the appearance of architecture—it's about culture.”

     
  • the 505, houston

    Collaborative Designworks, Houston. James M. Evans, AIA, never set out to be a developer. But when the Houston-based architect and his wife, Catherine, couldn't find a house that appealed to them, he decided the only way to get what they wanted was to cre

     
  • bougainvillea courtyard homes, vero beach, fla.

    These four Spanish colonial homes differ dramatically from their 1970s-style ranch neighbors, but thanks to careful planning and simple massing they blend right in. Our judges noticed, with appreciation, “the real thought” given to the project.

     
  • barrio metalico, tucson, ariz.

    These nine homes were conceived as idiosyncratic, low-budget specials to jump-start a mixed-use neighborhood while the architects worked on an adjacent three-year conversion of an old icehouse into lofts.

     
  • 110 chattanooga duplex, san francisco

    It's no accident that 110 Chattanooga Duplex strikes a confident yet respectful pose among the Victorian-era row houses in eclectic San Francisco.

     
  • cannery lofts, newport beach, calif.

    The Cannery Lofts live/work buildings delicately balance their light industrial location with pedestrian-friendly courtyards and street scenes.

     
  • phillips row, washington, d.c.

    The transformation of a forlorn school building into a sparkling complex of 14 single-family homes earned Suman Sorg, FAIA, high marks from judges. They admired her careful use of 19th-century proportions and the way the new Phillips Row houses fit seamlessly into a historic Georgetown neighborhood.

     
  • copeland hill cottages at the greenbrier resort, white sulphur springs, w.va.

    Our judges praised the Copeland Hill Cottages development for its pedestrian-friendly neighborhood design and for architecture that "doesn't over-style itself." Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, the cottages are part of the Greenbrier expansion plan, which sought to build 35...

     
  • brenthaven; brentwood, tenn.

    This production house is located in a golf-course community where McMansions regularly compete for massiveness, says architect J. Carson Looney.

     
  • villa alta, fort worth, texas

    Builder Village Homes asked architect Richard Garza to create a house that departed from the typical Texas production housing mentality.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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