More stories about Detail

  • under the lotus

    Inspired by the main house's ultraefficient plan, the clients came up with the idea of embedding sleeping berths into the studio's floor.

  • another solution

    Details, details. Beautiful, creative, well-executed details can mean the difference between a pleasant project and a showstopper.

  • space within space

    Elegantly detailed materials culminate in lighthearted surprises in this master bath.

  • an eye for detail

    Robert C. Lautman's first photography job was as an Army shutterbug in World War II. After the war, he discovered architectural photography and over the subsequent decades became one of its top practitioners.

  • corbu close-up

    More often than not, the way an architect handles details holds clues to his overall design ethos.

  • model 't' rolling bed, suttons bay, mich.

    When his client asked for an outdoor bed for this Lake Michigan weekend house, David Hanawalt's first thought was moldy sheets.

  • madison square, new york city

    Desai/Chia's build-out of this “cavernous space with no light in the back” introduces both light and logic with permeable partition walls.

  • structured whimsy

    Architects Stuart Cohen, FAIA, and Julie Hacker, AIA, are known for their elegant, timeless designs. And nowhere is their talent more finely expressed than in the kitchen, where they filter a deep knowledge and affinity for classical details through a subtly modern lens.

  • Music Theory

    The great ones make it look easy. Houses, that is. When a custom home is fully resolved—when the design is inspired, the craftsmanship spot-on, and owner, architect, and builder fully in sync—the result betrays nothing of the effort expended in its creation.

  • parts house pavilion, milwaukee

    Our judges called this project a “beacon for the neighbors.”