An Unconventional Prefab on Fishers Island
A family’s remote island retreat becomes a more permanent home base, thanks to the efficiency of building modular. Photo by Matthew Williams.
Garden Pavilion, Seattle
When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in the 1920s.
The First Wave
In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water-filtration system. Photo by Richard Powers.
As Jarmund/Vigsnæs’s growing crop of small, smart houses have garnered increasing attention, their equally prolific civic works have them poised to be Norway’s next big export. Photo by Pia Ulin.
Setting the Stage
Blessed with an enviable site on the sylvan shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington state, architect Anthony Pellecchia and his wife, graphic designer Kathy Wesselman, wanted to create a vacation house that would be tied as much to the natural environment as to an aesthetic tradition. Photo by Philip Newton.
A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land. Photo by Drew Kelly.
Angular Modern Beach House in Florida
Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna Maria Island, Florida. Photo courtesy of Traction Architecture.
A Midcentury Modern Renovation in Hudson Valley
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley. Photo by Jon Snyder.
Spiral Staircase Shapes Tokyo Home
How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting solution to small-space living. Photos by Koichi Torimura.
A Modular Beachside Getaway in Australia
Putting her architectural training to work, a resident of Merricks, Australia, helps design a modular beachside getaway for her family. Photo by Lisa Cohen.