More stories about Exteriors

  • creative license

    Architects who favor a streamlined approach to design in Washington, D.C., have often felt constrained by the city's prevailing preference for traditional styles. But times are changing, just a bit, and local design pros are discovering more clients willing to push the envelope and embrace the...

  • Rooms in View

    Creating an inviting outdoor room isn't that different from planning interior spaces.

  • tri this

    Plusone Design + Construction: Aluminum store-front framing from Kawneer North America.

  • a lovely mesh

    Plusone Design + Donstruction: Metal mesh from W.S. Tyler.

  • round the bend

    In lieu of drywall, PLUSone turns to flexible architectural panels from Interior Products of Brunswick, Ga., for architectural detailing. “In a ceiling, you can use it as the finish without any other treatment,” Baird explains.

  • hardie appetite

    studio modera: James Hardie Building Products. Supplee tends to favor siding products from James Hardie because “Montana's harsh winters can [wreak] havoc” on home exteriors.

  • sources

    Product information from RADA 2007's winning projects.

  • oshry residence, bel air, calif.

    What impressed the judges most about this house was the way Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, used public and private space to break up its long bar shape.

  • 1748 n. winchester, chicago

    Homes on skinny urban sites tend to have few opportunities for windows, resulting in dark interiors. But Mark Peters, AIA, came up with a light-gathering strategy for this Chicago residence.

  • mianus river residence, stamford, conn.

    “This house is almost John Pawson-like; it's so spare it sings,” said one judge. Another praised its “quiet celebration of connections” and the way it hits the ground.