For this project, Addition to an Historic Cape on a Coastal Farm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson stripped away several discordant additions to return the house to its original form, then created a fresh addition, containing a modern kitchen and bath, that echoes the cape's details and proportions.
A celebration of agrarian utility, Alchemy's Blair Barn House draws inspiration from 19th-century barns, but—by tweaking traditional materials and forms—delivers a thoroughly modern and sustainable interpretation.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Combs Point Residence is an elegant daisy-chain of living spaces that discretely wends its way through a glen, following the path of a valley stream, and bursts forth from the trees at the water's edge in a final dramatic bloom of glass and cedar.
Seeming to float between a north-shore beach and southern meadow, Heliotrope Architects' North Beach Residence in the San Juan Islands emphasizes light and views within and throughout its minimal structure.
Concrete rainscreen cladding, metal rod-delineated outdoor spaces, ample ground-floor glazing, a moderate budget, and LEED Platinum certification combine in Johnsen Schmaling Architects' OS House to make a bold—yet not overwhelming—statement on a narrow infill lot in an old city neighborhood.
In renovating this century-old town house (previously used as a commercial space), Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect's team employed varied ceiling heights, reworked the rear façade, and added floor openings and skylights to create dynamic, light-infused interiors—all while retaining the historic limestone exterior.
Interface Studios Architects' passively designed 100K Houses are small, affordable, attractive, and super-efficient—using up to 75 percent less energy than a typical home—and all of the homes have achieved LEED Platinum certification.
The R-House, a collaboration between Della Valle Bernheimer and Architecture Research Office for a neighborhood revitalization competition, is a prototype for an affordable, space-efficient, net-zero or near-net-zero energy residence that engages the community, nurtures the spirit, and respects the existing environment.