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.
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.
Located along Pacific Coast Highway, on the west side of Los Angeles in Westchester, Hotel June reflects the soul of the city. On one hand, the hotel honors its architectural past—something that immediately caught the attention of the team of Venice-based Studio Collective, which spent three years working on the renovation—and on the other, it unveils its new dynamic face with an authentic California feel, especially inside.
Dawnridge, a house with a slow, transcendent dimension to counterbalance the bustle of Silicon Valley, and utterly suspicious of ornament, is rewilded to the environment by Field Architecture.
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.
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.
It is the second project designed by Stuart Silk Architects for this couple with young children, who, for their home in Rancho Mirage (located 10 miles southeast of Palm Springs) dreamt of having open and light-filled spaces that maximized desert and mountain views.
Eye-catching at the curb, its sharply angular lines are dressed in a Modernist contrast of polished wood planes, abundant glass and rough, sand-hued stone. Inside, the residence is home to a custom, well-outfitted interior that spans four levels, all filled with carefree views and natural light.
Perched on a 1-acre promontory in the Hollywood Hills—high atop the Sunset Strip—lies this striking modern farmhouse-inspired by Louis Kahn’s outstanding architectural design of the Texas-based Kimbell Art Museum.