More stories about Exteriors

  • Living History

    Progressive vernacular is what Bernie Baker calls his architecture. And he's both amused and pleased that clients from both sides of the great style divide seek out his firm.

  • River Approach

    Annapolis, Md., architect Wayne L. Good, FAIA, is known for his stylized tweaks on traditional domestic architecture. That sense of updated tradition sets the tone at the Thompson residence, a vacation home near Annapolis that Good designed for a family of four and sited on a slender, forested...

  • field's edge

    When it comes to architectural richness, not many places can top the Berkshire Mountain region in western Massachusetts. The area boasts great depth in its collection of 18th- and 19th-century farmhouses and agricultural buildings, in addition to some well-preserved Shaker-built structures.

  • light from both sides

    David Salmela's modernism honors the past, the human need for comfort and warmth, and the north country's fleeting sun. A self-described modernist who admits, with a hint of bewilderment, to being controversial, Salmela routinely creates sophisticated houses that blend his own proclivity for...

  • cabin on a pond, eastbrook, maine

    Alan Weiskopf, AIA, and Kevin Wagstaff, AIA, spend most of their working time on large-scale institutional, commercial, and multifamily projects.

  • side ways

    tigerman mccurry architects: McElroy Metal's raw galvanized steel siding is ideal for projects near the great lakes or the ocean because it is both sturdy and practical, according to architect Margaret L. McCurry.

  • shingle power

    cutler anderson architects: Hard 2 Pole shingles withstand 130-mph winds, have a high insulation value, and are a renewable resource.

  • cirque du solera

    wheeler kearns architects: Solera from Advanced Glazings is a high-performance translucent glass glazing system that is suitable for vertical and overhead applications.

  • shiny side up

    ms-31: Stainless steel siding from Ideal Mechanical is durable and low-maintenance, according to architect Sebastian Mariscal.

  • lime twist

    graybeal architects: Le Décor lime plaster from TransMineral USA is made from natural lime and is free of acrylics and resins, the company says.