Site Size: 7 acres Project Size: 5,000 square feet Program: The client desired a cottage that could be used as either a quiet winter hideaway or a summer holiday home for a large extended family. Located on the Atlantic coastline, the house is exposed to extreme weather and a corrosive environment. The client wanted to take advantage of the views but provide some protection from the rain and wind. Solution: The architects divided the house into four rectilinear volumes organized around a courtyard, which serves as the main entrance. Much like the modest local farmhouses in the area, the 28-inch-thick
Site Size: 17,000 acres Project Size: 2,800 square feet Program: The Cookhouse is the latest project in an ongoing renovation of an abandoned homestead in rural Montana. Over the last 15 years, the clients have renovated and expanded a number of structures for a working ranch and family vacation compound. The 2,800-square-foot Cookhouse is meant to be the hub of ranch activity; its kitchen and living areas are large enough to accommodate extended family dinners and community gatherings. The architects were charged with designing a structure that would complement—but not overwhelm—the neighboring buildings. The severe climate in south-central Montana
Architect Carl Turner conceived his combined home and studio, completed in September 2012, as a prototype for infill housing since the house occupies one of four vacant lots in a brownfield site in south London.
The compact site, located along on a narrow, one-lane street, is situated in a relatively verdant residential district in Tokyo in a neighborhood that contains a mixture of detached houses and low-rise condominiums.
Site Size: 9,233 square feet Project Size: 4,600 square feet (excluding basement) Program: A wooded corner lot in an urban residential neighborhood offers views of the neighboring park and Lake Michigan. The house occupies just a third of the lot, since the client preferred to leave the property largely intact. Solution: The house consists of a split-faced limestone base and a double-height glass volume containing the foyer, living room, and dining room. Above that, a wedge-shaped mass, clad in a smooth limestone, accommodates two levels of bedrooms. The house, which is oriented east-west, contains numerous sustainable design elements, including a