Other stories by Shelley Hutchins

  • elemental education

    This 3,600-square-foot surburban home isn't a typical project for Chris Pardo, principal and co-founder (with David Biddle) of Pb Elemental Architecture. The Seattle-based firm, whose specialties include design, construction, and development, normally focuses on high-density infill projects in...

  • Shutters Suit Variety Of Architectural Styles

    Constructed from solid African mahogany or Western red cedar, these exterior shutters are cleverly designed to suit a variety of architectural styles.

  • freezer panel walkout, eulogy, texas

    Shipley Architects, Dallas. These homeowners, who travel frequently, wanted to see the stars from their bed. Dan Shipley, FAIA, the designer of their existing house, “encouraged them to be a little daring” in how they got their wish.

  • belvedere lagoon residence, belvedere, calif.

    This sunny little sitting area snuggles up to a handsome stone wall, which demarcates indoor and outdoor and public and private spaces of a renovated waterfront home.

  • box & one lofts, portland, ore.

    This is urban living," said the jury, who were impressed by the project's strong indoor-outdoor connections and neighborhood feel.

  • radford court, seattle

    This University of Washington student housing complex was designed to encourage community among its population of mostly married graduate students and their families. The jury felt the project achieved that goal, and did it with outstanding regard to the site's steep topography.

  • pool house at little falls, mclean, va.

    The pool pavilion reduces the architecture of the house to its minimal essence," says architect Randy Mars of this late addition to a house he also designed. The jury agreed, calling the pavilion "a little gem" and "just a great space to be in."

  • Site Celebrates Turning Trash into Art

    Superuse.org, a Web site launched by the Dutch firm 2012 Architects, invites all creative types to submit projects that turn trash-bound materials into functional art.

  • Material Wealth

    The ReUse People, a nonprofit that reclaims and resells reusable building materials, has opened a new recycling center and retail showroom in Los Angeles.

  • added plus

    The new +Wardrobe Collection from cabinet guru Poggenpohl features sixty closet system finishes and can be fabricated to fit spaces of any size.