Located on the southern Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, the Hawaii House, a 10,361-square-foot coastal residence designed by Mark de Reus of de Reus Architects, whose largest challenge for this project consisted of constructing in a reasonable period of time with a highly active construction market on the island.
Soon to debut, Lake|Flato Houses: Respecting the Land (Rizzoli) is the latest foray for the firm, which was named AIA’s Firm of the Year in 2004, and whose remarkable, environmentally sensitive, and astute structures explore an intimate relationship to site and surround.
Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific, in Pebble Beach, northern California, the 6,700-square-foot, aluminum-and-stone-clad residence features pure lines and comprises three levels connected by a central stairwell.
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.
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.
Idyllic and peaceful, the natural landscape on which this 3,600-square-foot contemporary home sits is one of the elements that makes the project unique.