Richard Beard custom-designed this 7,000-square-foot house for a couple with young children. The property is ideally located in the Westridge area of Portola Valley, a desirable and exclusive enclave of the San Francisco Peninsula, close to Silicon Valley.
Providing privacy and overlooking a vast valley spotted with yucca and Joshua trees, both buildings of the Pause House AM/PM serve as short-term accommodations for visitors who want to experience the high desert.
Since its debut in 1943, IKEA has been a pioneer. At that time, its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, was only 17 years old. He started the company with a small sum of money that his dad rewarded him for doing well in school. He chose the name IKEA as an abbreviation of Ingvar Kamprad from Elmtaryd (the family farm), Agunnaryd (the nearby village, located in southern Sweden). The rest is history.
The central coast enclave of Carmel-by-the-Sea features an architectural exploration of the interaction with the local landscape by Studio Schicketanz, the project is at once strikingly contemporary while respectful of its age-old oaks and natural character.
There is something about the desert that makes you want to spend time relaxing, observing and exploring. The colors and smells of the landscape, and the harsh yet beautiful environment where life surprisingly exists, among rocks and cacti, all contribute to this fascination. The architecture and interior design of these hospitality and residential projects perfectly capture the unique character of deserts across the West and Southwest.
Cade Hayes and Jesus Robles, the principals of DUST, based in Tucson, Arizona created the Tucson Mountain Retreat that perfectly meshes with the natural backdrop of the Sonoran Desert.
Overlooking the hypnotic depths of the Adriatic, the remnants of an ancient time speak to an ancient place. This is Lopud 1483, a 15th-century Franciscan monastery complex, with its church, Our Lady of the Cave, so named for the fact that the friary was built over a sea cave that was later transformed into an underground passage connecting it with the open ocean.
On view through July 24, 2021, this exhibition showcases new and site-specific contemporary art and design works by 18 international artists taking place in Luss House, the former residence of Gerald Luss in Ossining, New York.
Where does the story for a centuries-old building truly begin? As it pertains to Italian artist and architect Vincenzo De Cotiis, the question is not nearly as interesting as to how the story ends, particularly in the case of the austerely done residence he designed inside a badly neglected palazzo near central Milan.
Spread over 11,583 square feet, it comprises an impressive double-height foyer and entry hall with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cascading water wall, and greenery, immediately reflecting the high level of design and craftsmanship.