from the editor

  • visualizing our world of p's

    Here at the magazine we're in a contemplative state of mind. Last month we reached a milestone: 10 years of covering the people, projects, and products that stand out in the architecture field.

     

home front

  • home tomes

    Along with garden-fresh tomatoes and the comforting thwack of flip-flops on pavement, summer brings the opportunity to delve into a little beach reading.

     

k+b studio

bath

  • ablution seclusion

    While connecting the kitchen to the rest of the house was a program priority, Prentiss had the opposite goal for the sleeping cabin's bath. He wanted to create an escape from daily life. And so he did. Walking 100 yards through the woods from the main hou

     

kitchen

  • culinary connection

    Geoff Prentiss, AIA, knowingly calls the owner of this San Juan Islands retreat a “major cook.” That knowledge comes from personal experience—the homeowner is also his cousin.

     

perspective

  • on the edge of the prairie

    I arrived as a newcomer to the Midwest—not from the East Coast or from Europe, as did many early settlers to this place, but by an opposite, eastward migration. My journey brought me from the Pacific Northwest coast to the headwaters of the Mississippi Ri

     

practice

  • for senior staff only

    Employee retreats can serve all kinds of purposes, but when a firm's guiding lights get together each year, their tasks are fairly clear-cut.

     
  • breaking away

    Many architecture firms find subtle, creative ways to inject energy into their off-site meetings.

     

profiles

  • beyond summer

    It's just possible that Harry Bates and Paul Masi, AIA, hold the record for architectural partners with the biggest age difference between them. Bates, 79, was designing houses two decades before Masi was even born. During Bates' years of architecture sch

     

architects' choice

  • master plaster

    Lichten Craig Architects: Hyde Park Mouldings' architectural and decorative plasters.

     
  • great outdoors

    Lichten Craig Architects: Viking Ranges' Outdoor Series of stainless steel grills, ranges, cabinets, and other kitchen products.

     
  • heavy lifting

    Lichten Craig Architects: E.R. Butler's Harmon hinge.

     

doctor spec

  • open wide

    What good is a vacation home if it ignores the outdoors? Of course you can link indoors and out with a simple French door or a fixed-glass panel, but if your client really wants to blur the boundary, why not open wide with an exterior bifold or sliding do

     

products

new material

off the shelf

  • grand openings

    window walls and vanishing screen systems are a breath of fresh air.

     

digital home

  • power play

    The question isn't whether a networked system will be an amenity in the home of the future. The question is which

     

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Other Articles

  • easy pieces

    This vacation home is not what the clients envisioned when they signed up Blue Hill, Maine-based Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture. According to project architect Eric Reinholdt, the clients, a retired couple, “wanted a pretty traditional-style home.”

     
  • the sea inside

    “We're not Costco shoppers,” Anne Evans told Eric Haesloop, AIA, and Mary Griffin, FAIA, before they started designing her vacation home. This tidbit of information let Haesloop and Griffin know they didn't need to include tremendous amounts of storage sp

     
  • distant vision

    This vacation home is not what the clients envisioned when they signed up Blue Hill, Maine-based Elliott Elliott Norelius Architecture. According to project architect Eric Reinholdt, the clients, a retired couple, “wanted a pretty traditional-style home.”