"These old bungalows had an insightful way of carving out a community in a sprawling city like Houston,” says architect Carlos Jimenez, looking down Willard Street in the eccentric inner-loop neighborhood Montrose, where new site-maximizing townhouses threaten to outnumber the original single-family cottages.
The Delaware River’s East Branch, meandering through New York’s Catskills region, is famous for fly fishing. So, when Gad Soffer—a passionate amateur fly fisherman—got the chance to purchase a pristine nine-acre parcel there, he and his wife, Katie Donnelly, leapt for it.
A house by architect Ben van Berkel rarely could be described as a glass box. Instead the principal of the Amsterdam-based UNStudio avoids the rectilinear modernist approach for a more organic direction.