Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family. Strips of white-oak flooring line the interior of the studio, created by designer Jeff Vincent and PATH Architecture. The George Nelson Bubble Lamp Saucer pendant is from Modernica; the kitchen cabinets and appliances are by Jenn-Air. All accessories are from Canoe and Relish. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.
An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a six-footed foundation to rein in construction costs, Hoover and Eerkes created a distinctive structure that treads lightly on the land. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.
A Modern Geometric Home in Northcote
Brunswick, Australia-based studio Breathe Architecture crafts a compact and modern residence perfectly fit for a family of five in a small suburb in Melbourne. Photo by Andrew Wuttke.
Adventures in Oz
Having admired a project by Shane Blue of Bourne + Blue Architecture in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, James and Sue O’Sullivan asked the architect to help them create a beachside family compound in Diamond Beach, about a two-hour drive from their main house. Completed this year, the resulting structure, which comprises four main components wrapped around a central courtyard, easily accommodates the couple and their five children, ranging in age from 23 to 16, as well as extended family and friends. Photo by Simon Whitbread.
A Brooklyn Couple Rehabilitate a 19th-Century Duplex
A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of possibilities. The living room-office, part of the new rooftop addition, has a Forever 715 sofa by Vibieffe and a rug the couple purchased in Morocco. The custom swing double doors feature a thermally broken aluminum frame and insulated glass. Photo by Paul Barbera.
Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai
Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality. Carbone custom-designed the silk-covered closets along the stairwell and hung a yellow silk curtain to screen the bedroom level from light and noise. Photo by Christian Schaulin.
All You Need Is LV
In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire. Romero and product manager Julie Schaefer at the Base Camp prototype. Photo by Dean Kaufman.
Passive Houses Across America
Orient House (2012) on Long Island was an existing structure retrofitted by Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects to conform to Passive House green standards. Photo by Ty Cole.
Sustainable Glass House in Sonoma
Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts. “Creating efficient space is valuable, but for us, rooms that offer visual and spatial continuity with nature are also important,” architect Julie Dowling explains. “When the sliding doors are open, the living room and kitchen double in size.” Photo by Matthew Millman.
At Home with Textile Designer Orla Kiely
Textile designer Orla Kiely’s renovated London Terrace House is punctuated by her distinctive palette and motifs. Photo by Chris Tubbs.