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.
“My first criteria, thinking about projects, starts with the client,” says Brooks Walker, principal at Walker Warner Architects. “I always say great clients get great projects.”
Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig’s Teton House in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a skier’s dream home, with easy access to the slopes directly connected to several Jackson Hole mountains, and the ultimate “cabin” in the woods.
Stuart Silk, principal at Stuart Silk Architects, has had a long-time relationship with the homeowners of this project, David and Rosangela, having had already designed several projects for the couple. When presented with the opportunity to create a new home for his established client, one in a stunning alpine setting with soaring peaks all around, he jumped at the chance.
Sheathed in stone and rich in character, this period set-piece is at the heart of a sensitive intervention based on Modernist doctrine by architect Richard Found of the London-based practice Found Associates.
A few hours from her New York City practice, Maria Milans Studios creates Camp O an architect’s refuge is a blueprint for the radical house-studio hybrid.
Matt Berman, one of the founding principals of New York-based Workshop/APD, is a believer in the transformative power of good design demostrated in this former miner’s cabin.