“I wanted to make a statement and turn the engine of this unexplored, creative city," architect Jorge Garcia says of his house in Tijuana, Baja California. Jorge conceived of his home as two separate but compatible structures, one clad in redwood siding, the other in translucent white carbonate panels that glow subtly in the night.
Retired couple Peter and Joan Bracher decided to sell their brick-sided traditional colonial outside of Dayton, Ohio, and build a new home on an infill lot in the Fairgrounds neighborhood just south of the city center. Local architecture firm Rogero + Buckman Architects helped the couple create a clean-lined, contemporary residence that stands out from its neighbors.
Mayer Sattler-Smith’s first residential project was building a house for Valerie Phelps and Peter Burke in Anchorage, Alaska. “Their program was simple: Valerie wanted to live in a glass house; Peter wanted to live in a house of shipping containers,” Sattler-Smith explains. “We just worked up from that.”
With windows recycled from a Toronto skyscraper, this cabin near Haliburton, Ontario, is both rustic and high-tech. The 900-square-foot lakefront dwelling is encased in mirrored windows that offer sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding forest.
The issue also included an architectural insider's guide to Buenos Aires, featuring Clorindo Testa’s imposing Banco de Londres in the city center, a prime example of Brutalist architecture.