this simple sleeping volume offers great views and warm veneer-lined interiors. the architects clad the building in extremely durable massaranduba tropical wood.

tower house, leander, texas

Rather than remodel an old one-bedroom cottage as their main house, a Texas couple...

the budget-conscious building is constructed of polycarbonate, wood framing, and metal cladding and is topped with a homemade green roof of drought-tolerant succulents.

roddy/bale garage, bellevue, wash.

This multipurpose outbuilding was designed on a modest budget, but it rises above its...

even though this office and guesthouse is only steps away from the main house, its orientation and forms give it the feel of a protected refuge. two separate entrances service the waiting area and office, so doctor-patient sessions go uninterrupted. separ

canyon view office/guesthouse, los angeles

Few people enjoy sitting in traffic, especially in smog-ridden Los Angeles, yet many...

 

Outbuildings

  • 2013 RADA / Custom Home/3,000 Square Feet or Less / Merit Award: Skyline Residence, Bend, Ore. / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    Skyline Residence, Bend, Ore.

    Skyline Residence was designed as a guest house, but its first job was to provide a temporary living space on the owners’ remote property while their main house was under construction. The arrangement has had multiple benefits, says architect Robert Miller, FAIA, “because the owners are learning...

     
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    Students Build a Rolling Pig Pen

    Moskow Linn Architects and the Studio North summer program help pigs live high on the hog.

     
  • The 25-foot-long Airstream currently is parked on a residential site in Santa Barbara, Calif.

    Inspiring Live/Work Spaces

    The proliferation of portable devices means more people can work from home. But working at home doesn’t have to be dull and uninspiring.