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A dwelling by architect D’Arcy Jones provides a sharp contrast to its western Canada setting (page 50). PHOTO BY Undine Pröhl

The interplay of darkness and light lends resonance to a modern desert home (page 78). PHOTO BY

Michael Schmidt

78 In Praise of Shadows

88 A Hidden Life in Trees

94 Inherit the Wind

102 Hunt With the Hounds

Two designers take a decade to complete their Phoenix residence, incorporating unorthodox touches like a tea room and a graffitied skate bowl.

Tucked away on an estate in Cape Town, a soaring trilevel “tree house” fulfills a businessman’s dreams of escapism.

Architect Paul Masi designs a house that embraces sensory experience as a necessary ingredient for a family that loves the water.

In Wilmington, Delaware, a couple create a stage for their vast collection of midcentury finds.

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Graham Wood

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Kelly Vencill Sanchez

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Stephen Kent Johnson

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Greg Cox

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Christopher Sturman

Peter Oumanski

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PHOTOS: GIORGIO MOLINARI (32), ZACK BENSON (28)

13 Editor’s Letter 16 Community

166 Sourcing Saw it? Want it? Need it? Buy it.

168 Finishing Touch An art installation in Denmark brings heaven down to earth.

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50 Outside

124 Renovation

We begin with an appreciation of Japanese-American designer Isamu Noguchi and his irreplaceable “Akari” creations. Next is a singular home in Pauma Valley with gabion walls and an energyefficient worldview, and a conversation with Memphis cofounder Michele De Lucchi, who shares the poetry behind an exemplary career. We consider a workshop in Los Angeles partnering with young designers to tackle the city’s homelessness crisis, and conclude with a floating home in Sausalito outfitted with a solar array, a green roof, and, most surprisingly, a disappearing bar.

With a sweeping provincial park next door, the bar is high for a new home in British Columbia.

Subtle upgrades bring a nondescript midcentury residence into the 21st century.

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Zachary Sachs Undine Pröhl

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Laura Mauk Raimund Koch

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62 Renovation

130 Small Spaces

Architects build up and out to turn a lumberjack’s shed in Quebec into an aerie-like retreat.

A young software engineer tackles his first residence, a 678-square-foot loft.

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Lindsay J. Warner

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Deborah Bishop Brian Flaherty

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70 Backstory A devastating fire leads to a new beginning for a Victorian cottage in San Francisco. TEXT BY

Joanne Furio Joe Fletcher

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140 Concepts Consider this academic’s theory for protecting homes from floods. TEXT BY

Paul Gains Jason Holley

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44 Process

114 Prefab

144 Big Idea

A wallpaper studio in Arkansas reveals the steps that go into making a single handcrafted roll.

Icelandic builders take on a prefab project in Culver City.

A cool uncle creates a playland for his nieces and nephews.

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The new issue made me feel like reading The Unknown Craftsman again! (It’s funny that I am reading it in English). Wrapping Soetsu Yanagi’s words on the spine of the magazine was a nice touch— I agree that art is more beautiful when it suggests something deeper, something beyond its appearance. Great words. I also really liked the cabin on the cover. The article shows that a good house’s design should have a personal connection to the owner. The cabin was born from their lifestyle! Very inspiring. It reminded me of my grandparents’ house in the countryside of Japan, surrounded by nature. —Hiroko Takeda, New York

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In the Design Matters issue of your excellent magazine there is an interesting article titled “Circle of Friends,” which I very much enjoyed. However! Who is the poor soul who has to make those bunk beds? There is no easy way to make them at the best of times but when crammed together in a corner like that . . . ! I really wish designers would consider these practical things. —S. Maskell, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

The designer, Brian Paquette, responds: The two bunkbeds the kids are posing in for the photo are used 95 percent of the time, and the ones hidden in the corner are for occasional guests. We have our workroom make easily tuckable bedding for just this reason. It’s a casual cabin and like all things in the home, the bunkbed is built for ease and function.

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Editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron responds: This is such an excellent point, and well timed for this issue in particular. While we do feature projects from all over the world, and local permits vary wildly, we agree that the best design addresses universal concepts of accessibility. Whether for a professional or a DIY builder, safety should come first.

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What Design Trend Do You Wish Would Die?

Subway tile, reclaimed wood, and Edison bulbs. Lloyd DesBrisay on Dwell Midcentury modern. While interesting to millennials, not so much to those who grew up with it. Laura Davies on Facebook

Inspirational words painted in various whimsical fonts on barn boards. Please go away. Catharine Saunders on Facebook

Bohemian. If I wanted to navigate a messy room full of overstuffed throw pillows, I’d live in a dorm. Michael Xavier on Facebook

Brass—and soon, copper. It’s artifice. Britt on Dwell

Rainscreen siding AKA wasp nesting grounds. @ma2_architects on Twitter

Stags and deer on cushions. Too contrived and twee. @somewherefiona on Twitter

Color-coordinated books. Gael Weber on Dwell

I am so tired of perfectly tasteful, minimalist designs for quiet yuppies who love coffee. Give me something wild, extravagant, unexpected, unsensible. Killiam Smashes on Dwell

Chevron must go! @sean_ike on Twitter Painting brick houses white. Lynda Berry Weaver on Facebook Annual color forecasts. @designreloaded on Twitter

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To me, shabby chic has always been merely shabby. Dick Rehse on Dwell

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In the age of the hashtag, fads emerge faster than ever. “Hygge,” “Kondo-ing,” macramé—some crazes fall out of favor eventually, while others persist interminably. We asked around: What kind of design do you find grossly overrated?


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Georgina Gustin Hunt With the Hounds page 102 Georgina Gustin is a Washington, D.C., reporter who focuses on food policy, farming, and the environment. Her story for this issue, a DIY midcentury remodel in Wilmington, Delaware, was unlike her previous assignments for the magazine. “Most of the projects I’ve written about for Dwell began in someone’s imagination,” she says. “This house was already there, just ready for another owner who personalized it with a lot of hard work and persistence.” Georgina has written for The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and Gourmet.

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Paper Trail page 44

Child’s Play page 144

After studying at Brigham Young University, photographer Stephen Kent Johnson relocated to New York. For this issue, he visited Delaware to shoot George Marrone and Michael Nocera’s remodel. The most memorable part, he says, was meeting their bulldogs, Sasha and Sophie: “They would barrel down the floating staircase and charge the tripod, yet they were surprisingly elegant and accommodating models.” Johnson has worked with Elle Decor, New York Magazine, Architectural Digest, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine, shooting mainly interiors and still lifes.

Sam Kaufman curates a lively selection of 20thcentury objects at his eponymous gallery in Los Angeles, which he founded in 1999. His specialty is postwar ceramics and furniture from Italy, France, and Scandinavia, yet craft antiques and artworks from around the world occasionally appear in his shop, as do midcenturycollector favorites. Kaufman lent us his expertise, providing tips for what people should look for when buying vintage pieces such as those seen in George Marrone’s 1959 post-and-beam home.

Photographer Jamie Chung was raised in Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn. He has worked with The New York Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Esquire, Apple, Google, and Starbucks. For this issue, he traveled to a formerly abandoned seed mill in a remote part of Arkansas to capture the wallpaper studio Assemblage at work. Jamie followed the craftspeople as they handmade a roll of their Gothic Leaf pattern, a procedure that normally takes four days, but which they condensed to two for the shoot. He recalls, “After seeing their process and finished product, I realized wallpaper can be art.”

New York journalist Tim McKeough specializes in design and has contributed to The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and Elle Decor. He pitched the story of an ultra kid-friendly triplex in Chicago, where the residents’ nieces and nephews can romp around a net room, an indoor tree house, and other custom play areas. Tim could relate to owner Brian Littleton. “Growing up,” he says, “I remember making promises to myself that when I became a dad I would provide all the things for my kids that my parents refused to provide for me, like a backyard half-pipe.”

“Brian Littleton’s apartment is just a children’s wonderland come to life.” —Tim McKeough, writer

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What Would Jonathan Adler Do?

Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante is known by many, including designer, potter, and artist Jonathan Adler, for his zoomorphic metal sculptures.

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Whenever I am asked to single out my favorite design trends, I often dither. What constitutes a trend? Conversely, whenever I am asked about my least favorite trends, I snap right back without a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hesitation: taxidermy. In the last ten years, taxidermy has become cringingly ubiquitous, an international symbol of hipster glam. Opening an artisanal cocktail den? Hang a bison on the wall and toss a jaunty hat on its horn. Furnishing your rock star lair? A crouching tiger sets E96E@?6N%6652? ?DE28C2>>23=6D6=Ć&#x17D;67@CJ@FC burgeoning lifestyle brand? Jet to Deyrolle in Paris and pucker up. Looks cool, right? Not to meâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a depressing ode to animal cruelty. So when I opened my March/April issue of Dwell, the sharing, caring, thinking manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design magazine, and read editor-in-chief Amanda Dameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s provocative question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Should Animals Act as Decor?â&#x20AC;? my brain began to tingle. As the old clichĂŠ goes: Sunlight is the best disinfectant. My hope is that shedding light on the ethics of the trend will cut the cool factor. An unsettling image in the issue featured a (formerly) regal lion haunting the 4@C?6C@728C@@GJ=:G:?8C@@>N+969@>6@H?6C:?96Cited the trophy from his grandmother, who hunted it 96CD6=7>2?JJ62CD28@N E@@9252?:?EC6A:5O:?E6C6DEing grandmother. Luckily, she was a bit more Danish Modern than Safari Chic, so all I inherited from her was a Bernard Buffet print and some great Bjørn Wiinblads. No moral conundrum for moi. Like many issues, taxidermy is . . . complicated. I was born and bred in rural America. My neighbors dined on venison under the watchful eyes of stuffed bucks. I eat meat and wear leather, but I would never wear fur. We all set our own limits. MY SOLUTION: Replace your conquest with a creative and cruelty-free homage to majestic creaEFC6DN$@F?E2A=JH@@5566C9625O=@F?86@?2 zebra rug woven from llamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wool, festoon with my Glass Menagerie Horse sculpture. Biophilia is the theory that humans have an innate need to commune with non-human animals, that there is a primal and energizing connection. But I think taxidermy misses E96A@:?E@73:@A9:=:2N56258:C2776AC6D:5:?8 23@G6E96>2?E=6S66A=JFAD6EE:?8N8:2?E*6C8:@ FDE2>2?E63C2DD8:C2776D4F=AEFC6S%:CG2?2R

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Modern World Isamu Noguchi designed more than 200 Akari lanterns, all of which are still handmade at the same family-owned factory in Gifu, Japan.

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Light Fantastic Akari, the massively popular collection of paper lanterns by Isamu Noguchi, is a bridge between age-old craft and modern innovation. DWELL

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When Isamu Noguchi (above, circa 1960) approached the Ozeki family about producing his unorthodox forms, they told him that his lanterns would never sell. Every Akari piece

is handcrafted in the Ozeki family’s factory in Gifu, Japan (left). Each of more than 200 versions has its own maker, who is specially trained to create just that one design.

For Japanese-American designer Isamu Noguchi (1904– 1988), using washi, or paper, was a way to sculpt with light. Noguchi had powerful memories of washi from a childhood spent in Japan, and he never forgot the lure of the material. During a 1950 trip to Gifu, Japan, a prefectural capital known for its mastery of paper techniques, the mayor asked for Noguchi’s advice on how the area could modernize. “It was a logical convergence of my long interest in light sculptures, lunars, and my being in Japan,” Noguchi wrote in his 1968 autobiography, A Sculptor’s World. “Paper 2?532>3@@ƎEE65:?H:E9 my feeling for the quality and sensibility of light. Its very lightness questions materiality, and is consonant with our appreciation today of the less thingness of things, the

less encumbered perceptions.” Calling the collection Akari, or “light” in Japanese, was a brilliant marketing move. “It’s a perfectly ambiguous word that can be interpreted in many ways,” says Dakin Hart, senior curator of The Noguchi Museum in Queens, which will launch a special exhibition of Akari in 2018. “It was a chance for him to own a basic idea.” Noguchi spent the rest of his life creating more than 200 versions of the lamp. The forms’ simplicity is deceptive, and knockoffs are ubiquitous. “If it looks perfect, you can be sure it isn’t authentic,” explains Hart. “The bamboo ribs are handtied and the tie spots are offset, staggered. One can see the bump because it’s fatter than just the ribbing. They are imprecise and imperfect, intended as a small representation of nature in your home.”

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Mountain Song A San Diego architect creates a bold, energy-efďŹ cient complement to the Western landscape. Solar panels are affixed to the garage roof, which is angled to maximize exposure (left). A custom raingutter system collects even slight amounts of precipitation in an underground cistern and distributes it to the yard. The Cor-Ten pivoting window is by Brian Linn of Vincent Designs (below).

)URPWKHƤRRURI3DXPD9DOOH\LQ northern San Diego County, the 6,142-foot peak of Palomar Mountain is a dominating presence. It virtually pours into one of E96G2==6JkD?6H6DE9@>6DOH96C62Ć?@@CW to-ceiling wall of sliding glass doors and 2C@@Ć?:?6A:E4965D<JH2C596:89E6?E96 visual impact. Designed by San Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; based StudioAnderson, this 1,800-squarefoot two-bedroom residence is really a mountain theater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted the slope of the roof to go right up to the top of the mountain, so that as soon as you walk in, the mountain is a presence in the house,â&#x20AC;? says architect Aaron Anderson. Owners Ron Krohn and Marjorie Koza moved here from New Mexico after scouring the West for a place to retire. They had 28

two main requirements: a golf course where she could play and an airstrip where he could land his small plane. Surrounded by agricultural land and Native American reservations, Pauma Valley was once home to a ranch owned by the actor John Wayne and is now a community of mostly Spanish-style and ranch homes from the mid 20th century. Diverging from the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s norms, Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modernist design for the rectangular single=6G6=9@>692D2E:=E65C@@Ć?:?62?52 dramatically trapezoidal corrugated metal garage, evoking the wing of an airplane and a hangar. The landscapeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s color palette of grays, browns, and beiges directly inspired the home and its outdoor spaces. Anderson, a native of the valley, was particularly drawn to the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s live oak

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“To me, all the Mission-style houses here are the ones that are out of place.” Aaron Anderson, architect trees; their smoky gray trunks translated into the metal cladding of the roof and garage, the home’s smooth stucco cladding, and the patch of dark gravel next to the property’s hilly driveway. Dividing the terrain from the home is a

gabion wall of Cor-Ten steel and welded wire mesh fencing, packed with river stones. The barrier is low enough to allow mountain views, but high enough to block out the street and neighboring houses. C@>E9:DA2E:@OE96J2C5D=@A6D5@H?OƎCDE

slowly and then quite sharply. Landscape designer Marilyn Guidroz used decomposed granite as the primary ground cover for the property, accented with a couple dozen large boulders. The planting is mostly made up of droughttolerant native grasses and shrubs like buckwheat, as well as low-water non-native Ə@H6C:?8DA64:6D=:<6H:?E6CW3=@@>:?8 rosemary, honeysuckle, and jasmine. Because the owners are beekeepers, Guidroz curated the plantings so that there’d be something in bloom all year. A custom gutter system on the sloped roof directs rainwater to a cistern, then to a network of pipes and a leach line buried in the yard for irrigation. Solar panels provide enough power for the residents to sell energy back to the grid, and the home’s double-insulated steel frame construction reduces the need for heating and cooling. Hopper windows in the great room help circulate air, as does the custom steel-frame window in the guest room. Ron and Marjorie requested a relatively small house, so the interior is pragmatic, though there's ample space for the great room and kitchen. But the essence of the home is its relationship with the surrounding landscape. “The house is all about connecting to the site,” Anderson says. “The important things are already there.”

The architecture firm tackled the hardscape: patios, pathways, and gabion walls. Landscape designer Marilyn Guidroz worked with existing native plants on the site and added more species to ensure there would be blooms yearround for the bees kept by resident Ron Krohn (above). The gabions (right) hold smooth rocks from the nearby San Luis Rey River; a fireplace feature is flanked by benches.

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Michele De Lucchi The legendary Italian architect, designer, and artist discusses the power of empathy in design, the ďŹ ght against complacency, and the state of the design business today. You were one of the founding members of the Memphis design movement, which gained global notoriety in the mid to late 1970s. What was Italy like at that time? In the 1970s, I was a student. When you are a student, you have all your life in front of you, and you have to be optimistic. I wanted to show myself as able 32

to make life better. It was also a very special moment, because in 1968 students started, especially in France and later in Italy, to be openly against not only the political regime, but especially the concept that everything should be immovable, closed, paralyzed by rules and traditions, by conventions. Especially conventions. This was

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A recent creation for Italian manufacturer Alessi, this bamboo clock features Roman numerals and a distinctive form with a diameter of nearly 20 inches. alessi.com

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everyday life. I teach the “Aesthetic of Misery.” I teach the “Aesthetic of Chaos.” It’s a way to teach that when one designs something, they do not design only objects, or only buildings—they design the life of people. And this understanding cannot be cut away from the design perspective. Your firm recently completed a home for Alzheimer’s patients. It was a project I did for the D49@@=OE96ƎCDEE@A:4H6 brought to the university. Alzheimer’s is a very unknown disease. Those who suffer from it, they live in a totally uncontrolled manifestation of stress.

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They do not have control. This was very pressing to me, because I had to think about what it’s like to have a life that is so extreme. So I asked the students to design not only for those who suffer from the disease, but also for the caregivers. We need to create spaces for the caregivers to come together, to share their experiences with each other. Because it is so stressful, and it’s such a responsibility. You can’t escape it. For the student exercise, we didn’t cross the technicalities, just the human approach.

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This structure, due to be completed later this year, will support those suffering from the disease as well as those caring for them.

A steel-bearing frame and expansive curtain wall allow natural light to suffuse the interiors of this commercial structure in Rome.

there has to be a new bestseller. It’s a way to foresee the future. So it’s a good thing that the market is demanding, so the creative mind stays active. Yes, always. Always. It’s not only a matter of design objects, but also a matter of installing objects, and creating a new

possible vision, a new imagination for the future. Sometimes it’s quiet and sober, sometimes it’s very colorful, exciting, and positive. How beautiful, then, that a discipline—one that in the past was just considered technical—is becoming such an important indicator for the moods and needs of the people.

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Bridge the Gap A Los Angeles architecture ďŹ rm challenges the young designers of the future to tap into the intersection of empathy and innovation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a common complaint about architecture school: Students graduate with a portfolio full of ambitious proposals but never really build anything. Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWorkshop) is trying to make that a thing of the past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to be the catalyst to get student ideas into reality,â&#x20AC;? says architect David Martin, who cofounded the ?@?AC@Ć&#x17D;EH:E99:DH:76O$2CJN ?:EDĆ&#x17D;CDEEH@J62CDOE96*2?E2 Monicaâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;based incubator has seen students reimagine everything from public furniture to 3D-printed wearable tech. But their biggest challenge so far has been partnering with the University of Southern California School of Architecture to tackle the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles County, where an estimated 47,000 people are chronically without housing.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started by studying homelessness as an architecEFC2=EJA@=@8JOlD2JD*@Ć&#x17D;2 Borges, MADWorkshopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acting director and co-leader of the Homeless Studio program. To understand the problem, 11 fourth-year students embarked last fall on a series of assignments: creating a shoppingcart-sized shelter, crafting a structure from found materials, and designing a prototype modular system that could be used to provide an â&#x20AC;&#x153;emergency stabilizationâ&#x20AC;? solution as the city embarks on a $1.2 billion project to build 10,000 permanent apartments for homeless people over the next decade. j+96Ć&#x17D;CDE6I6C4:D656G6=@A65 empathy and the second developed building and construction skills,â&#x20AC;? says Borges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The third,â&#x20AC;? she adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;was what we really needed to do for the semester,â&#x20AC;? referring to the modular system the students developed, which they used to design a 30-unit womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelter for Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission as a pilot. Along the way, the students navigated the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s labyrinthine permit process and building codes, H9:49O5F6E@D6:D>:4OĆ&#x17D;C6O2?5

hillside concerns, are among the most stringent in the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can do it in L.A., you can do it anywhere,â&#x20AC;? explains R. Scott Mitchell, Borgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner. Though the semester is over, Hope of the Valley continues to raise money to build the shelter. And the students expect that if the project begins to scale, costs will go down, enabling similar housing solutions to be used around the country. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cause for hope for MADWorkshop, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the Martins are planning to stop there. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already looking to the incubatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next challenge: emergency architecture to be deployed in areas affected by disaster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our mission is not to solve social ills, but to say that the design process can be used in a number of ways that can 36?6Ć&#x17D;ED@4:6EJOl2G:5$2CE:? says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could be medicine, architecture, or even some form of fashion. Our thought is, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the design process thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting, and if we can be the catalyst to get some of these societal issues under the focus of these creative young people, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea.â&#x20AC;?

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The students came up with three proposals for a senior womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelter, which they synthesized into a single design based on a 92-square-foot module. Each unit, a steel-framed box of structural insulated panels, can be stacked three high on a flatbed truck and installed anywhere in just two weeks at a cost of about $25,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super sturdy so that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truckable, forkliftable, and movable, and can be relocated again and again,â&#x20AC;? says Sofia Borges, who led the program.

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controlled remotely, while Sunny SensorBox monitors offer tracking of wind speed and temperature. Automatic retractable Sky-Frame windows open the living room completely on two sides (below).

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Of Geometry and Gemstones Inspired by the geometry of precious gemstones and mid-century modern architecture, a three-story residence in Seattle resembles an emerald-cut diamond faceted with expansive windows framing views of downtown, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Rainier. Owners Rebecca Bridge and Evan Lundgren are lifelong residents of the Seattle area. From a young age, Bridge was enthralled by the beauty and geology of the region, later becoming a gemologist for a local jeweler. The couple’s dream was to build a home designed around entertaining their nearby extended family. They purchased a one-story with a basement, drawn by views of the water, mountains, and skyline—a landscape Bridge recalls from childhood. Knowing it would require an extensive renovation, they contacted Joseph McKinstry Construction Company, who connected

them to Amy Janof, principal at Janof Architecture.

shape a gem to highlight the way it catches the light and presents its best features can be very similar to how you design a home.”

“With both gems and architecture, there’s a geometric rhythm at work,” says Janof. Known for incorporating her clients’ personalities into the project while optimizing for the surrounding view, Janof based the design both on Rebecca’s interest in gems and Evan’s connection to the water, incorporating numerous sailboat-inspired shapes.

She selected Kolbe® Windows & Doors’ VistaLuxe® Collection for its consistent alignment, matching sightlines, large panes of glass, narrow frames, and slim, unobtrusive hardware. Ideal for the Seattle climate, the products ofered the protection of exterior aluminum cladding and a beautiful wood interior.

Throughout the home, windows extend up to the ceiling plane, and the living room appears to be suspended in space, overhanging the neighborhood. Trapezoidtopped windows with minimized framing form an entire bedroom wall, providing unobstructed vistas.

“I just don’t have the words to say how wonderful they are, how much they feel like they were made especially for us,” says Bridge. “The windows capture views in every direction of the house. No matter where you look, there’s something beautiful to see.”

Janof continues, “Gemology and architecture share a sense of carefully constructed facets. How you angle and

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At Assemblage, a wallpaper producer working out of a former seed mill in Witter, Arkansas, it’s all about the hand, with a minimum

of two sets required to create each of the company’s precisely detailed products. An in-progress Gothic Leaf design lies on a worktable

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in the studio (opposite). Because the wallpaper must dry at several intervals during its production, each roll takes four full days to finish.

With their company Assemblage, the husband-and-wife team of Heidi and Christian Batteau have turned a quiet town in rural Arkansas into a small but thriving center for handcrafted wallpapers. Although they met as students at the Kansas City Art Institute, it wasn’t until they took a course abroad in Europe that romance bloomed. To be together after graduation, Christian, a native Californian, moved with

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A nine-foot roll of paper is primed with hand rollers by artisans Eric Hille and Taylor White.

Using traditional Italian plaster trowels, the team applies a base coat of plaster that has been mixed with marble dust.

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The stencil is removed and then spray-washed to use again and again.

Heidi to Brooklyn, and for many years they both had thriving careers. He made sculptures and founded an artfor-architecture company with his sister, creating wallpapers for Peter Marino, Dior, and Axel Vervoordt, among others. Heidi found equal success as a textile designer, with a client list that included Carnegie, Knoll, Maharam, Starwood, and Starbucks. But after almost eight years, they began to tire of city living. “We were both doing well, but not seeing the life we wanted,” says Christian. It was 46

time to think about children, and raising a family in the city seemed impossible. They started looking at places nearby like Beacon, New York, a favorite for craftspeople. But the idea to move back to Heidi’s hometown of Witter, Arkansas, an unincorporated community in the Ozarks with a population of about 600, suddenly made sense when, after a trip to visit Heidi’s parents, they saw a vacant old seed mill. It looked like the perfect place to set up a workshop, even though it had no ready water source.

They decided to start a custom wallpaper business in the remote location, generating exquisite, art-like designs worthy of their world-class former clienteles. It was based on a crucial discovery: 9C:DE:2?9252D<656:5:E@Ǝ?5 a paper from her industry sources that would not crack, even when embedded with layers of marble dust, plaster, metals, beeswax, and lacquer, when rolled. This made long-distance shipping possible, even from Arkansas to Tokyo.

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After the stencil is removed, the team examines the surface with dental tools while the plaster is still wet to make sure that each cross is perfect.

A topcoat of marble-dust plaster is applied with Japanese blades, working horizontally and vertically to create a grid-like pattern instead of streaky lines.

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A second stencil with fewer openings is positioned. Sizing—a type of adhesive that retains its tack longer than glue—is applied with a dabbing motion using a stencil pouncer, which is like a foam stamp.

The team then uses cheesecloth to apply copperleaf squares to the areas where the sizing was administered.

Every step from priming ƙĔÓŜŜÓſƙŇñļĭ Ʃìñļû ĚƆÇŇļÓ ǞĔļÇŬ The stencils are designed on the computer, printed, and then hand-punched, here by Amos and Christina Blackwood and Christian and Heidi Batteau, seen from left to right.

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The stencil is pulled off, revealing the copper crosses beneath.

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Carnauba and beeswax are then carefully administered with a rag, making sure that the entire surface is evenly covered and avoiding excess wax.

+96A2A6C:D92?5W3F7765E@4C62E62A@=:D965Ǝ?:D9O a step that requires two hardworking sets of hands.

Depending on the number of orders they have, the couple either do all the work themselves or hire up to six people to help. While the region is DA2CD6=JA@AF=2E65OƎ?5:?8D<:==65 workers is not a problem. The Ozarks has a long crafts tradition: Heidi’s mother owns a handcrafted textile company, Dogwood Designs, based in Witter. “People here are different from those in the city,” says Christian. “They have common-sense intelli86?46NG6CJ@?6<?@HD9@HE@ƎI9:D or her own car and plumbing. People here live off of what they make.” In the beginning, all of their work 48

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was custom, creating wallpapers to order for brands like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Chanel. But in the past three years they have developed a collection of 30 designs, each available in a range of colors. Assemblage can also supply custom colorations at no additional charge. The wallpapers are $60 to $400 a yard and can be shipped globally and easily installed. The couple explain that the work cannot be mechanized. Every step—sometimes 12 in total, from AC:>:?8E96A2A6CE@2Ǝ?2=3F7Ǝ?8Y is done by hand. “We approach it as art,” Christian says.

He admits that moving to Witter from %6H0@C<H2D24F=EFC6D9@4<2EƎCDEN The town has no movie theater and no Chinese or Indian restaurants. Forget take-out and delivery. But the couple, now with two children ages three and two, happily raise their own livestock and vegetables and hope to take their 7,000-square-foot factory completely off the grid some day. Already they’ve added a rainwater catchment system. They’d also like to open a collaborative artists’ studio, but only when the time is right. “We want to grow at a steady rate,” says Christian. “We put beauty and quality before quantity.”

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Founded in 2013, Assemblage offers a bespoke alternative to mass-produced printed wallpapers. Everything begins in its Arkansas studio, but the designs can be found around the world.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;People here live off of what they make.â&#x20AC;? Christian Batteau, cofounder

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Undine PrĂśhl

Outward Bound A family builds a hilltop home with a provincial park for its neighbor.

The charred-wood facade on Silping Wong and Jon Friesenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house in western Canada was hand-done by Jon and his father. They used Douglas fir, a thick, corky wood that is local to the region.

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Positioned on a rocky outcropping in Coldstream, British Columbia, Jon Friesen and Silping Wongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home presents a paradox: The glassy box, cantilevered into space, suggests lightness and pure form, H9:=6E964=255:?8@73FC?65@F8=2DĆ&#x17D;C and raw steel gives the impression of solidness, utility. The house, designed by Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arcy Jones, has an air of being at once rugged, broken-in, and effortless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was built to be very tough, like a farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s post,â&#x20AC;? Jones says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but also delicate relative to the site.â&#x20AC;? The house overlooks Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, located roughly halfway between Calgary and Vancouver. When Jon and Silping, both medical professionals, embarked on the project, they had in mind a dwelling that complemented their The 1,900-square-foot home, designed by architect Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arcy Jones, is made of cement, raw steel, and charred wood, materials that were chosen for their low maintenance.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t treat the steel,â&#x20AC;? explains Jon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We said, you know what, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to let it rust. And the concrete block wallâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you just sort of leave it and let it age.â&#x20AC;?

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All of the plants are native to the area. “I was trying to re-create what I have out my front door, where the park starts,” says Jon, who worked

on the landscaping with Jones. “The garden is also super lowimpact. I don’t water it at all, and my kill rate is less than five percent.”

“You come up from the carport and see this long breezeway and the house in the distance, and you kind of decompress as you walk to it.” D’ARCY JONES, ARCHITECT

lifestyle, which is oriented around outdoor activities. “We knew that we wanted the house to be an extension of the park, to feel like it had organically grown out of the park, rather than like it was imposed upon it,” Jon says. “We wanted to feel, no matter where we were in the house at any given time of day, that we were walking around in the park.” The climate in the area ranges from freezing winters to summers that can top 100 degrees. The project’s original precept—to keep the house open to that environment yet comfortable year-round— led to structural innovations that became sources of inspiration. The need for heat retention led to the early decision to tightly enclose the interior in an exacting arrangement of rigid insulation, using D>2==DE66=A:?D2DƏ@@CD=23DFAA@CED at cantilevered spaces to keep the cold from entering; in engineering this solution the insulation became the structural support. This dual role became the starting point for an approach that emphasized 67Ǝ4:6?4JE92E:?EFC?7654C62E:G6

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pendant is by Viso. The living area includes a red Canyon sectional by Bensen and a Pensi ceiling fan by Modern Fan Company (above).

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“We didn’t have visions of big swaths of art across the walls. We viewed the outside environment as the ever-changing canvas in front of us.” JON FRIESEN, RESIDENT

myself,” Jon says. “My dad helped me out—we rented a couple of Tiger torches and actually did all of the burning over a month and a half.” Entering the house from the carport, @?64=:>3D2Ə:89E@7DE2:CD@?E@2=@?8 covered path that borders an inner garden of native plants. The passage from the street to the house becomes a sort of peaceful interlude in the experience of the space—a sonic and textural dimension suggesting a kind of portal. “In a rural setting, that would be the gravel under your tires,” says Jones. “It makes you feel like you’re on your own chunk of land.” Protruding overhead cupboards increase storage space and reduce solar gain (top). The bed is Dodu by Blu Dot. In the kitchen (above

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left), the cabinetry is by High Country Cabinets and the countertop is Caesarstone. The bathtub is Aquabagno by Aquabrass (above).

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Lindsay J. Warner

The shape of a tree’s canopy inspires the expansion of a ramshackle cabin in Quebec. By building upward and outward, YH2 Architecture added to a former lumberman’s shed (inset) without harming the nearby trees. The new 1,300-square-foot home is tucked away in southeastern Quebec.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; The idea was to mirror the forest in our design without disturbing it in our execution.â&#x20AC;?

The pentagonal geometry of the third story is echoed by an Alumilex window (top). The addition rises above the original shackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 400square-foot concrete foundation,

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which is partially visible in the living room (above). A Cricket patio chair by Hershy Way is used for indoor seating opposite a Morsø wood-burning stove.

Landscape architect Suzanne Rochon spent more than two years searching for an isolated weekend getaway close to her 9@>6:?$@?EC62=N,A@?5:D4@G6C:?8Ć&#x17D;G6 densely wooded acres with an old lumberjackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shed in the Eastern Townships region in 2002, Suzanne says she â&#x20AC;&#x153;fell in love with the land and nearly forgot to visit the shack.â&#x20AC;? No wonder. The rough-sided structure had just one window and a Dutchstyle barn door for light. It had electricity, but no running water. It was also strewn with items discarded by the hunters who occasionally used it. It was, in a word, â&#x20AC;&#x153;disgusting,â&#x20AC;? as she remembers. Suzanne spent the next 10 years working on the building, which was constructed on a concrete slab measuring 400 square feet. She added windows, a rain barrel, and a composting toilet and began removing dead trees to clear out a view of the nearby mountain, doing nearly all of the work herself. While Suzanne treasured the tiny haven, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer much in the way of modern conveniences for visiting friends. Yet she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to expand beyond the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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original perimeter for fear of compromising the mix of spruce, hemlock, maple, birch, larch, and beech trees harboring it. So when she approached Loukas Yiacouvakis and Marie-Claude Hamelin, partners at YH2 Architecture, in 2012, she was unyielding on just one point: The renovation must not exceed the existing footprint. Clearly, the only way forward was upward. For Hamelin, that meant looking to the surrounding forest for ideas. “A tree begins as a narrow trunk, and then branches out into a wider canopy— we simply applied the same principle,” says Hamelin, the lead architect. “The idea was to mirror the forest in our design without disturbing it in our execution.” Clad in dark cedar, the home now stands E9C66DE@C:6DE2==OH:E9FAA6CƏ@@CD

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is a master bedroom, bathroom, and mechanical room, along with an open volume that fills the house with light from the Alumilex doors and windows (above). The paint is Distant Gray by Benjamin Moore.

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Architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis connected the home’s three levels in dramatic fashion. Ash treads float on a steel stringer from the ground floor to the mezzanine (top). The second floor

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Cedar shingles wrap the exterior (top), while the interior is spare and modern. The cabinets and chairs are from IKEA. So is the table, which has a DIY laminated-ash top (above).

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Suzanne Rochon bought the cabin in 2002 and spent a decade fixing it up (inset) before calling on YH2 Architecture. In 2005, she added five acres, doubling the property.

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that project outward to create a pentagonal volume. The cozy nest resembles nothing so much as a birdhouse, or dovecote. Which is why Suzanne named it La Colombière, meaning The Dovecote in her native French. Two large doors bridge the gap between the surrounding landscape and the concrete that still makes up the living room Ć?@@CN)FDE:47FC?:D9:?8D2?56IA@D65 white-painted studs appear throughout the dwelling, which is heated by a woodDE@G67F6=653JĆ&#x17D;C6H@@5*FK2??64FED and splits. A sculptural staircase made of ash wood and supported by a blackpainted steel structure wends upward past Suzanneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-story bedroom and bathâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;now with running waterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to a E9:C5WĆ?@@CC@@DEE92EkD3@@<6?5653J2 large window to the east and a balcony to the west. Here, guests can sleep, read, or catnap in the sunbeams that stream through the oversized windows, or simply perch on the covered deck, at home with the birds in La Colombièreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tiny aerie.


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Red Dot Studio rehabbed a historically designated 1890 cottage after a blaze destroyed its interiors in 2008. A LaCantina sliding door ushers light into the new home. The Norooz rug is by Peace Industry.

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In San Francisco, the tug between new (slick, contemporary condos) and old (wood Victorians) plays out in Dogpatch, a historic district that houses a large collection of turn-of-the-20th-century homes that survived the 1906 earthquake. One of those Victorians is an 1890 cottage that 42F89EĆ&#x17D;C6:? O56DEC@J:?86G6CJE9:?8 but the shell. That allowed a young couple whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been searching for a single-family home to have the best of both worlds: a Victorian with 21st-century interiors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that it was in such a bad state made everything possible,â&#x20AC;? says Patrice Martin, who owns the cottage with her husband, Nathan Wilson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a blank D=2E6Nl.96?E964@FA=6:?DA64E65E96Ć&#x17D;C6W ravaged house, they were living in a Mission District apartment with their infant daughter. Despite the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7@FCD4@C4965H2==DO9@=6D:?E96Ć?@@CO2?5 back door that opened onto a void where once stood a deck, they saw potential. Patrice loved the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic facade, small footprint, and pedigree. It is one of late-19th-century architect John Cotter 72

Pelton Jr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cheap Dwellingsâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; kit houses designed in working-class enclaves of the city. Today 13 remain in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Before they even bought the house, E964@FA=6<?6HE96JH2?E65=@42=Ć&#x17D;C>)65 Dot Studio to renovate it. Nathan and '2EC:46925366?:>AC6DD653J2)65@E makeover that turned a one-bedroom into a three-bedroom without any additions. They purchased the structure in 2013, 9:C65)65@EO2?55:G:565E96:C=23@CN As co-leader and creative director of the ?@?AC@Ć&#x17D;E56D:8?@C82?:K2E:@? &N@C8O Patrice works on projects fueled by the notion that human-centered design can improve lives. One of her recent projects was Design Kit, an online learning platform that seeks to â&#x20AC;&#x153;tackle the challenges of poverty.â&#x20AC;? She was the natural choice to collaborate on the renovation design decisions. Nathan, a private investor, oversaw budgeting and construction. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic designation meant that any alterations to its exteriors, mostly F?D42E9653JE964@?Ć?28C2E:@?O925E@

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A bridge (above left) links the living area to the kitchen (above). Swell lights by Pablo hang above Hot Mesh stools from Blu Dot. The millwork is by J. Spix Fine Cabinets.

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(Time) Line of Fire

1995

More than a century after it was built, a historic kit house in San Francisco went up in smoke. Eight years later, it was reborn.

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The 105-year-old Dogpatch cottage becomes a designated historical resource.

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adhere to strict guidelines. But inside, everything had to go. This was a silver lining. Such historic homes have notoriously dark railroad layouts in which narrow hallways lead to one room after another. In their redesign, architect Karen Curtiss, )65@EkDAC:?4:A2=O2?5AC@;64E56D:8?6C Alix Daguin focused on the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea is that we had a simple house and a side yard that lets in all this southern light,â&#x20AC;? Curtiss says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to go up and capture some of that light.â&#x20AC;? Working with an empty shell, the designers created a 13-foot ceiling on the main Ć?@@CO=@42E6523@G6DEC66E=6G6=N.:E9:? that they tucked a â&#x20AC;&#x153;house-within-a-houseâ&#x20AC;? against the southern wall. The minihouse encloses a guest and powder room. Its â&#x20AC;&#x153;roofâ&#x20AC;? catches the sun that pours in through four skylights above it. The designers then directed that light downstairs by keeping the rest of the

Because of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic designation, the team was limited in what they could change about the facade. They were allowed to repaint it, however, from baby blue to Gray Cloud by Benjamin Moore.

Above an enclosed volume containing a powder room and guest room, a quartet of skylights brightens the living and dining area. A Sonneman Stiletto pendant offers extra light.

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The motif of slatted hickory continues in the bold open-plan master suite (below), which features multifaceted Diamond White tile by Porcelanosa and a Hoffman bed, with its headboard removed, from Room & Board. The lower level is

distinguished by stained concrete flooring. In the hallway (right), a Molded Plastic Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller offers a place for the residents to remove their coats and shoes. The seat has an Eiffel base.

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core open. “Indirect light is a nicer, softer light,” says Daguin. A bridge that connects the kitchen to the living/dining area is made of slatted hickory and a glass panel, which also helps send light downward.  I42G2E:?8E96Ə@@CE@:?4C62D6E9646:=ing height also helped make the downstairs more hospitable, turning what had been mostly crawl space into a master bedroom suite and a bedroom and bath for the two young children the couple now have. Today the house boasts an additional 600 square feet of living space—in all, some 1,480 square feet. The team stuck to a simple material palette, choosing hickory, cedar, steel, and glass—“so in the small space, you aren’t overwhelmed,” says Curtiss. The biggest back-and-forth was over how much exposed wood versus how much white paint to use. To comply with historic preservation, the designers rebuilt the deck with cedar. Using metal would have allowed more light into the downstairs, but the city felt wood was more historically appropriate. In the end, the couple got what they wanted. Charm on the outside and modernity on the inside, not to mention family who live three blocks away. “We spend a lot of time in our home,” says Nathan. “As we watch our girls play or have family dinners, I still have moments where I pause and think, ‘Wow, we waited and worked to get here, and now it’s happening.’” 76

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The Phoenix home of designers and builders Sarah Swartz Wessel and Ethan Wessel sits amid desert-friendly trees and plants. The couple bought the property in 1998 and worked on the house for a decade. “In the beginning, we

didn’t have the finances to tear it down and build everything we wanted, but we knew the house would grow with us,” Sarah explains. “It has an open floor plan, yet within that are spaces defined by their relationship to the outdoors.”

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Set on a winding street and screened by clusters of creosote bushes and palo verde and ironwood trees, Ethan Wessel and Sarah Swartz Wessel’s Phoenix residence does little to call attention to itself. And E92EDF:EDE96>;FDEƎ?6Nj.6kG64@>6324< 7C@>E962:CA@CE2?5E965C:G6CH:==2D<O ‘Where’s the house?’” Ethan says. But step through the gate, and the front courtyard @A6?DE@23C62E9E2<:?8G:DE24=62CE9C@F89 the living/dining room to the rear A2E:@2?536J@?5E@24FDE@>D<2E63@H=N As evidenced by that last feature, the house is not just a family home for the designers and their sons—Addison, 17, and Elliot, 13—but a richly personal expression of what intrigues and delights them. Designed over the course of 10 years and DE:==2H@C<:?AC@8C6DDOE969@FD62?582C56?92G6364@>62<:?5@742?G2D@?H9:49 the pair explore, experiment, and even >2<6>:DE2<6DNj EkD@FCE6DE:?88C@F?5Ol Ethan explains. !FIE2A@D65H:E9=:>6DE@?6Ə@@CDOH@@5W beamed ceilings, and walls of hand-troweled plaster and board-formed concrete, glass is strategically placed throughout the 4,000-square-foot expanse to frame slivers 80

@7=2?5D42A62?5D<J@C@A6?H:56E@ reveal gardens of various sizes, which the couple also designed. Rooms spill onto patios that become extensions of the house. j'6@A=6E9:?<D:>A=JAFEE:?8:?25@@C@C2 window will connect the interior and exteC:@CO3FE:EkD>@C6E92?E92EOlD2JD*2C29N +969@>6kDE9:4<OE6IEFC65H2==D2C62 modern nod to traditional adobe buildings; their mass ensures a cool respite from the scorching summer heat, while deep over92?8D@776C255:E:@?2=D9256Nj'@FC65W:?W place concrete is a very appropriate >2E6C:2=96C6OlE92??@E6DNj?5:E3=6?5D into the desert palette.” The couple met while attending Arizona State University’s architecture school. Though both hail from elsewhere—Sarah from Washington State and Ethan from Connecticut—they remained in Phoenix 2?5=2F?4965E962C49:E64EFC6ƎC>+6??6? Studio in 2001 and Tennen Construction 2J62C=2E6CNjTennen is a really old Japanese word meaning ‘existing in nature’ or ‘com:?87C@>?2EFC6OklD2JD*2C29Nj+92EkDG6CJ D:8?:Ǝ42?EE@FDN%2EFC6:D?@E;FDE=:G:?8 E9:?8D2?5A=2?EDN EkDE92EJ@F=6EE9:?8D happen naturally and embrace nature.”

Sarah and her sons prepare a meal in the kitchen (above), which the Wessels recently upgraded with Bulthaup cabinets, counters, and sink. The stovetop is from Gaggenau and the faucet is from Dornbracht. On the far

wall is one of Yoshitomo Nara’s signature eyepatch portraits. In the dining area (opposite), chairs found in an antique store join a table the Wessels made from a piece of mesquite. Overhead is Lindsey Adelman’s Branching Bubble fixture.

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There, beneath a deep overhang, the couple designed a jagged pathway cantilevered over a water feature—bringing the sounds of water inside and reflections of light into the sitting area (opposite). The lacquered console is by Robert Kuo.


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limiting direct exposure, the couple designed a horizontal window for the music room. Beyond the bocce court is the skate bowl, which the Wessels designed with CA RampWorks.

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For the Wessels, tennen is more than a design philosophy; it suffuses everything they do. Their fascination with Japanese culture and design sensibilities extends to the line of incense burners and Japanese incense they recently began producing. After buying the property in 1998, the couple stripped down its undistinguished 1950s house and lived in it for about a year 367@C6>2<:?82?J>2;@C492?86DN+96J DEF5:65E96=:89EO3F:=E>@56=DO2?5E2=<65 23@FE9@HE96JH2?E65E@=:G6Nj.6H2?E65 29@>67@C@FCD6=G6DOlD2JDE92?Oj3FEH6 also wanted to create something that would show what we could do.” Tearing down the old house, save for one wall, they began with a footprint in the 7@C>@72=@H6C42D6j9Ol:ED4@C64@?E2:?:?8 an open living/dining space that extends to

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planted each season with help from the sustainable gardening consultants at '9@6?:IW32D652C>J2C5Nj$JA2C6?ED 2=H2JD925282C56?Ol*2C29D2JDNj+96:562 E92E>J<:5D?6G6CF?56CDE@@5H96C6E96:C food came from tugged at me. The boys are very involved in it—they do the harvesting and bring the vegetables up to the house.” Whether they’re augmenting their D<2E6A2C<OA=2?E:?82>6>@CJ82C56?O or punching out a wall to open up a new G:DE2OE96.6DD6=DƎ?5E92E56D:8?:?87@C themselves teaches them that architecture isn’t static, and it’s a lesson they pass on to their clients. j*@>6E:>6DH6k==5@D@>6E9:?82?5 regret it, but not very often,” says Sarah. j.6kC6>F4936EE6C2E>2<:?8564:D:@?D that are really instinctual.”

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Lofted amid eucalyptus and oak trees, Graham Paarmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house is a glassed-in, steel-frame structure with a veil of vertical slats. Excluding outdoor areas, it measures about 720 square feet.

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The tree house–inspired design mimics the surrounding woods. On each floor, steel rings and columns support Western red cedar floor joists above (opposite). The kitchen features elm cabinets (left) made by Valcucine in Italy. The bathroom tap is by Vola (below) and the sink is by Ceramica Flaminia.

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What formed in their minds was not so much a tree house as an abstracted architectural interpretation of a forest: a levitat:?8423:?:?E96H@@5DN+96Ə@@CA=2? resembles a pinwheel, with four circles overlapping an imperceptible square. At the center of each circle, steel pillars in groups of four represent tree trunks, and branchlike beams circumscribed by steel rings @G6C9625DFAA@CEE96Ə@@CD23@G6N+96 C6DF=E:D2D6C:6D@7j4FCG6DƏ@H:?87C@> straight lines and rectangular shapes that become drums,” as Malan puts it. The rooms are arranged vertically: the =:G:?82C62@?E96ƎCDEƏ@@COE96365C@@>@? the next, and, on the top, an open-air viewing platform. “There are tall sliding doors at the front that open up over both levels,” says Malan. Vorster notes how one feels at once embraced by the building and exposed to the “vastness of the landscape.” The custom bed and cabinetry are all

made of solid oak using traditional jointing details. The focus on natural materials :D42CC:65E9C@F89:?E967FC?:EFC6Nj k> a fan of warm materials and textures— wood, stone, and leather,” says Graham. This is evident in everything from the marble top of the coffee tables to the brass ƎIEFC6D2?5=2>ADE@E96=62E96CW4=25 headboard. “We tried to keep the colors subdued and almost neutral, so that you’re really more aware of what is going on outside the house,” says Malan. For Graham, that’s the secret of the cabin’s success. “The architecture makes quite a singular statement,” he says, but that’s not what he loves most about it. “Living here allows me to connect with nature in a very intimate manner,” he says. “You can see the fantastic night skies and the squirrels in the trees. You can hear the birds.” He pauses before adding, “It restores a sense of balance. It’s just a very special space.”

Half-round bays project to form a balcony, a pergola, a dining alcove, and a bathroom. Dix Aluminium and Glass doors and windows face four reflection ponds (opposite). Graham can also enjoy the view from his room (below and bottom). Like the built-in bed, nightstands, headboard, and other custom furniture, the staircase leading to the open-air viewing platform was made by Versfeld. The Lektor desk lamps are by Rubn.

“I was in the fortunate position where I could be fanciful, not conservative or practical. I could let my imagination run riot.”

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A tight pattern of slate cladding complements a wild carpet of native grasses outside an East Hampton residence by Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects. The home, sited to capture the breeze, was constructed for a family of windsports enthusiasts.

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Not everyone goes to the Hamptons for the social scene. Some people still head to the East End of Long Island to engage with the natural environment, a seascape where the Atlantic Ocean meets expanses of pristine beach studded with tall grasses, rustic picket fences, and shingle-clad homes. George and Catherine, Manhattanites with a family that loves water sports, are some of those people. So when they decided to build the escape they had always imagined near one of the best spots for wind sports in the area, they called Paul Masi, of East Hampton-based Bates Masi + Architects. “I’m a surfer,” Masi says. “I understand that for these clients, being in the Hamptons is not about networking. They get up early and they’re on a board. The wind is an important factor in their lives and that plays into the architecture.” In fact, the low glass structure that he created enables the family—George, Catherine, and their son and daughter—to sense when swells are coming. “I designed the house as a barometer for the wind,” Masi says. +964@FA=6ƎCDE>6E$2D:H96?E96J unexpectedly found themselves standing at the threshold of his Amagansett residence. “We’d been coming to the Hamptons for more than twenty years and were looking to buy a bigger home,” Catherine says. “We drove by a modern house that was just

being completed. We liked it so much we knocked on the door. Paul answered and told us it was his house—and he was the architect. We knew then that he was the right person to design our home.” Masi, who earned his master’s of architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and worked at Richard Meier & Partners before starting his own ƎC>O56G:D657@CE96>2OWDBF2C6W7@@E piece of dynamic architecture that goes beyond referencing its surroundings and actually works in tandem with the wind, water, and sunlight, so their effects become greater in and around the house. The home is sited on a rectangular lot that runs west to east, the direction of the prevailing wind. The architect carved out a narrow swath of the wooded site and oriented the H-shaped house along the same west-east axis. “The idea was to create this tunnel where the wind would come down through the clearing, over the swimming pool and into both wings of the house from the west,” says Masi, who employed glass walls that slide open to admit the breeze. “When the wind really starts to get up, they feel it and know it’s time to get out on the water.” The building’s form, with roughsawn plywood and slate shingle exterior siding to offset the expanses of glass, harnesses the wind, while the structural

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Masi used the same gray slate for the exterior and the fire surround, which boasts a custom wood inset by K. Romeo Inc. (opposite). The living room also features a custom area rug by SandH Rugs, a Charles sofa by B&B Italia, a pair of PK22 leather chairs by Poul Kjærholm from Fritz Hansen, and an Obi coffee table and tray by Lumifer.


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other plantings for their ability to move with the wind. In the kitchen (opposite, top), bar chairs by Mark Albrecht Studio complement the white-oak cabinetry and stainless steel countertops fabricated by D. Reis Furniture.


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elements direct it through the rooms. “It’s an H-plan. The U-shaped parts of the H on the top and the bottom grab the breeze,” Masi explains. Exposed gluelaminated timber beams also run west to east along the white-oak ceiling and function as ventilation pathways. To employ beams with dramatic length, Masi broke each of them toward their center and attached thin metal splice plates 2EE963C62<OH96C6=:89EƎIEFC6D2C6?@HN “The beams hold up the roof but they also help circulate wind that’s captured by the house’s deep overhangs,” he says. The residence’s two-part layout separates public from private spaces: The kitchen, dining, and living areas are located in the northern wing, and the family’s bedrooms and bathrooms are in the southern. A glass-enclosed walkway bridges the two sections and offers access E@2?6IE6C:@CC6Ə64E:?8A@@=E92EkDEF4<65 into an alcove. “As the sun rotates around the house, it bounces off the rippled surface of the water and projects the character of the wind onto the ceilings of adjacent spaces,” Masi says. The architect also planted native grasses, lavender, and mint on the windward side of the structure so the breeze picks up their scents and carries them through the house. To pay tribute to the traditional architectural vocabulary of the Hamptons while

kitchen cabinetry, and the built-in dressers and desks in the bedrooms. Catherine, with the help of interior designer Elizabeth Bolognino, brought in additional modern furniture pieces with simple silhouettes that don’t compete with the wooded landscape. “Like a sail or a kite, the house is something light and delicate on the surface @7E96=2?5Ol$2D:D2JDNj EkD2C6Ə64E:@?@7 what this family loves to do and why they come here.”

staying true to the home’s modern sensibility, Masi employed gray slate shingle cladding in a horizontal format. The sleek and textured pattern of rectangles covers the base of the western wing, the front facade’s substantial chimney volume, and E96=@HH2==DE92EC6E2:?E96C6Ə64E:?82?5 swimming pools. The architect used slate D9:?8=6D@?E96:?E6C:@COE@@O27ƎI:?8E96> E@E96=:G:?8C@@>ƎC6DFCC@F?5N62=D@ continued the materiality of the white oak @?E96:?D:56OFD:?8:E7@CE96Ə@@CDOE96

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that same work ethic to a 1959 home in Wilmington, Delaware, which they patched up over two years. The coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bulldogs stand guard at the flagstone

entrance. The door, still with its Space Age knobs, is painted Flaming Torch by Behr. The brass wallhanging above the landing is by C. JerĂŠ.

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Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959ŜŇƆƙĘļÇĘ ÓķñǝÓſĘƩŜŜÓſĚļǘĔ̶Ĕ  ƙŇƆĔŇǘ¶ƆÓƙĔÓĚſƆŜſǘĭĚļû¶ŇĭĭÓ¶ƙĚŇļŬ TEXT BY

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dwellings The residents added double-glaze windows, low-VOC paints, and Energy Star appliances, calling on help just once, to install the Cambria

quartz countertop in the kitchen (below). Mostly they restored original elements, like the buffet and the staircase (opposite). Cherner chairs sit at the

head of a Design Within Reach table. The armless Series 7 chairs are by Arne Jacobsen; the third pair are Juliana chairs by Aristeu Pires.

George Marrone was helping a friend look at houses when he stumbled upon a C2C6Ć&#x17D;?5P2?@3D6DD:G6=J>2:?E2:?65OH6==W =@G65>:546?EFCJ86>E92E?66565D@>6 H@C<N%@E2962GJ=:7EO?@E2AC@;64EE92E H@F=5C6BF:C62?2C49:E64E@C>2;@C4@?W EC24E@CDO;FDE2?6HG:D:@?2?5D@>6677@CEN jG6CJH:?5@H925>2DD:G64@G6C:?8D 2?5G2=2?46DNG6CJDFC7246J@F42?D66 E92EH2DH9:E6?@HH2D3C@H?Ol6@C86 C642==DODE2?5:?8:?E96DA24:@FD=:G:?8 C@@>@7E96.:=>:?8E@?O6=2H2C6O9@FD6 96D92C6DH:E99:DA2CE?6CO$:4926= %@46C2Nj EH2D2==4@D>6E:4O:7J@F4@F=5 ;FDED66A2DE:ENl

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The house is like an anthology of modern design, spread out across 4,300 square feet. In the formal living room alone, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Japan chair by Finn Juhl, a Hang-It-All rack by Charles and Ray Eames, a Scissor

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chair by Pierre Jeanneret, a Wiggle stool by Frank Gehry, and an Akari lamp by Isamu Noguchi. George began his collection in the 1990s with a pair of Paul McCobb stools, which sit near the fireplace.

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Illuminated by track lighting, a teak wall unit by Poul Cadovius showcases pottery by Eva Zeisel and Paul McCobb, among others (opposite). The desk

seat is a T chair by William Katavolos, Ross Littell, and Douglas Kelley; the Womb chair is by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. Bulldogs Sasha and Sophie rest on a Mies

van der Rohe daybed in the lower den (below). The Capelli stool by Carol Catalano and the rocker by Adrian Pearsall are reserved for their owners.

the sitcom’s midcentury aesthetic, with lots of built-ins and lofty spaces. “This is like my grown-up Brady Bunch house.” At 4,300 square feet, the residence is also a gallery for his personal, quirky collection of midcentury furniture, which he’s gathered over 20 years, picking through estate sales and learning to navigate online auctions. George uses the word “luck” often when he describes how he’s amassed his enviable lineup, but admits that a little bit of endurance helps. “I love the hunt,” he says. He started collecting in the 1990s, just 27E6C86EE:?8@FE@74@==686N:DƎCDEA:646D were two Paul McCobb Planner Group DE@@=DE92E967@F?52E2Ə62>2C<6E7@C $50. “I didn’t even know who Paul McCobb was,” he says. But after years of plying auctions and estate sales, he now owns a list of classics, some bought at prices that would make any design lover insanely jealous: an original Warren Platner armchair, spotted at an estate sale, for $500; a Finn Juhl Japan chair, purchased at auction for $1,250; a rosewood Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed, also bought at auction

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A Petal end table by Richard Schultz is paired with a Platner armchair (above). These classics mingle with newer items,

such as a Desmond room divider by Jonathan Adler and a sofa by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. A sunburst mirror, which George

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bought on eBay, pops against patterned Antonina Vella wallpaper in the guest bedroom (opposite). The lamp is vintage.

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Building smarter is at the heart of everything architects Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir do. Whether they’re testing the limits of indoor/outdoor living or developing a prefabricated wall system that they hope will make traditional wood framing a thing of the past, the founders of the Santa Monica design studio Minarc are consumed with making strucEFC6DDEC@?86CO=:89E6CO2?5>@C667Ǝ4:6?EN It was just that kind of innovation that led Jaclyn Lieber and her husband, Jay, to hire the Iceland-born duo. The Liebers had purchased a two-bedroom, one-bath teardown in Culver City, California, and were intrigued by prefab’s promise—from the streamlined construction process to the

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chance to design a house they could actually afford. “We weren’t planning to build,” D2JD!2JOj3FEH64@F=5?kEƎ?52?J9@FD6D E92EH@C<6526DE96E:42==J@CƎ?2?4:2==JNl After walking the 6,100-square-foot property, the architects took time to get to know the couple and how they wanted to live. Topping their wish list was a house with three bedrooms, lots of glass, and ample places where they and their children—Lucy, 15, and Leo, 13—could hang out together. There was no question how the house would be constructed. In 2007, eight years after they formed Minarc, Thorsteinsson and Ingjaldsdóttir launched mnmMOD, a customizable building system of

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Jay and Jaclyn Lieber worked with Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Minarc to design a house using the architects’ mnmMOD panels, which can be assembled with a screw gun. The core of the home

was kept open to maximize natural light. Clerestory windows, walnut cabinetry, and concrete floors define the living room (opposite, top), which features a sectional by Jessica McClendon of Glamour Nest, who

consulted on the furnishings, a Nesta rug from Design Within Reach, a Moooi Random Light from YLighting, and Hecks ottomans from Blu Dot. In the kitchen (opposite, bottom), a blue glass backsplash evokes the

architects’ native Iceland. The Bend Goods stools are from YLiving. Minarc’s GRASSsit bar stools, topped with synthetic turf recycled from football fields, sit near the barbecue (below).

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ŹyÓżÇÓÓļĔÓ ſĚļû ŇƩƙŜſÓì  ļÇĔ Ç ÇſÓ ķƙĔ ƙǘÓ¶ŇƩĭÇûÓƙÓǗÓſǞƙĔĚļûǘÓǘ ļƙÓÇ ļÇÓ ĭÓƙŇ ììŇſÇĚƙŬź JAY LIEBER, RESIDENT

Silestone counters, walnut cabinetry, and Refin floor tiles accent the master bathroom. The Axor Uno faucets are from Hansgrohe, the Alinea vanity light is from Aamsco, and the shower head is by Jaclo (above).

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prefabricated panels that minimizes energy consumption and dramatically reduces a home’s carbon footprint. A blend of 30 percent recycled steel and cradleE@W4C25=646CE:Ǝ656IECF565A@=JDEJC6?6O the components are all manufactured locally. Once on-site, they can be assembled using only a screw gun. j0@FkC656D:8?:?86I24E=JE96D2>6 but with totally different materials,” ?8;2=5D5ņEE:C6IA=2:?DN@?E:?F6D Thorsteinsson, “We’re big believers in architecture. Early in our practice, we saw people doing the same things over and over again. We asked ourselves what would happen if you created standardized panels and allowed people to organize them differently. You’re using mass production, but every house doesn’t have to be the same.” For Jay and Jaclyn, the team created a two-story residence built around a core consisting of a double-height living room,

Built-in storage keeps things organized in Leo’s bedroom, which contains an Ella bed from Room & Board and an Inmod duvet (above right). A Structures S7 lamp from Ameico lights the master bedroom (right).

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Working with contractor Mike Stayer of Core Construction, the architects created an indoor/outdoor environment for the family. The kids hang out while Jaclyn helms the grill from Barbeques Galore (below). The Eos

Collection dining set is from Design Within Reach. An Element coffee table from CB2 occupies the covered patio. The second-floor niche, which is lined in Osborne & Little fabric (right), offers a quiet getaway.

a dining area, and a kitchen. Glass walls on the rear facade open up the house to the backyard, which has a swimming pool, several eating areas, and a basketball court. Ə@2E:?8DE2:C42D6@77E966?EC2?46E92E appears to be suspended by slender steel rods leads to the bedrooms. “The second Ə@@C:DAC:G2E6Ol ?8;2=5D5ņEE:C6>A92sizes. “When guests come in, they don’t feel like they should go up the stairs.” Rather than conceal it inside the walls as framing, wood is displayed judiciously. +96C6kD4652C@?E966IE6C:@C2?5H2=?FE inside. “It’s not that we’re against wood,” says Thorsteinsson. “In Scandinavia, we are woodworkers. But we’re against using wood for framing and things you never see.” Though they’ve lived in the U.S. for more than a decade, the architects have also completed design projects in their 9@>6=2?5O:?4=F5:?8E96 @?#FIFCJ Adventure Hotel, which rises from an otherworldly Icelandic landscape of lava Ǝ6=5D2?586@E96C>2=DAC:?8DN

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Glaciers and volcanoes may not be part of the scenery in Culver City, but there are nods to such natural formations nevertheless—panels of blue glass in the kitchen, actual lava rocks on the roof, a horizontal cutout on the front facade that looks like an abstracted waterfall. “What I love about Erla and Tryggvi’s choices is the simplicity of the materials,” says Jaclyn. “They believe in art, and they see their homes as art pieces. Our home is like a totally functional piece of art.”

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by placing the garage closer to the street. “We hosted a concert and had people sitting inside and in front of the pool,” says Jaclyn. “The house completely lends itself to entertaining small and large groups alike.”

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Sometimes, a little is enoughâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;even when transforming a dark and dated conDECF4E:@?:?E@2=:89EWĆ&#x17D;==655C62>9@>6N Attorney Dianne Bruning and her husband, David Owen, a technology entrepreneur, spent almost 12 years in a loftlike two-bedroom apartment in Lower $2?92EE2?Nj.6=@G65:EOl:2??6D2JDNj E was the typical downtown industrial space, with massive windows and cast-iron

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town within Chevy Chase, it immediately felt like home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We drove around, and there was one street with these sidesplits 2?5 76==:?=@G6OlD96C642==D@7Ć&#x17D;?5:?8 an enclave with all its midcentury charm intact. David was hooked, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like a lot of New Yorkers, we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t conceive @7=:G:?82?JH96C63FE:?%6H0@C<Ol96 explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So when we came here, we wanted to still live life on foot as much as A@DD:3=6N+9:D?6:893@C9@@5:DH:E9:? H2=<:?85:DE2?46@7A=6?EJ@7C6DE2FC2?ED and the metro. It turns out there is life after Manhattan.â&#x20AC;? As soon as a coveted two-storyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a raised 1968 ranch house previously owned 3J2?6=56C=J4@FA=6H9@9255@?676H updates over the yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;went up for sale, Dianne and David jumped on it. And architect Lou Balodemas jumped with them. .:E9@FE6G6C>66E:?89:>O:2??642==65 2?52D<65:72=@56>2DH@F=5H2=<E9C@F89 2?5DFCG6JE969@FD6E@82F86:EDC6?@G2E:@?A@E6?E:2=367@C6E96J564:565H96E96C or not to make an offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lou had done ?62C3JC6>@56=D k5D66?2?5=:<65Ol:2??6 explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew what we wanted to do as soon as we saw the house, and Lou 8@E324<E@FDE96D2>652JH:E99:D :562D2?525C27E3F586EN.63@F89EE96 9@FD632D65@?E92ENl +962C49:E64EkD:562DH6C6C6>2C<23=J modest yet enormously impactful. His 3:886DEAC@A@D65492?86:?G@=G65<?@4<:?85@H?E96H2==D4@>A2CE>6?E2=:K:?8 E96<:E496?O5:?:?8O2?5=:G:?8C@@>DO

â&#x20AC;&#x153; The realtor staged itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;painted and freshened it upâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but it was still dark inside and the corridor was tight. It was not that appealing.â&#x20AC;? LOU BALODEMAS, ARCHITECT

In the renovated kitchen space, (above), Dianne chose quartz counters in Blizzard by Caesarstone. The dining area (above right) boasts circa-1955 Friso Kramer chairs.

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giving Dianne and David their desired @A6?A=2?N6C6A=2465E96=:G:?8C@@>kD small windows and added skylights in E96<:E496?2?55:?:?82C62DN2=@56>2D augmented some of the private space, too: j DE@=6DBF2C67@@E2867C@>E96<:E496?2?5 the master bedroom to create larger, better 32E9C@@>D2?52=2C86C>2DE6C4=@D6ENl During the initial walk-through, Balodemas took a quick trip up to the attic and discovered he could make another dramatic alteration with relatively little 677@CENj+96C6H6C672=D646:=:?8D2?5F?56Cneath were scissor trusses that framed the roof and created a kind of cathedral ceil:?8Ol96D2JDN)6>@G:?8E9672=D646:=:?8 meant gaining approximately three feet in height without having to do any strucEFC2=492?86DNj+967@J6CH2D62DJOE@@Ol 96D2JDNj AF==65E966?EC2?46324<7C@> E96DE2:CDE@>2<6:E>@C6DA24:@FDN):89E 2H2JE969@FD676=E3:886CNl Balodemas created some midcentury curb appeal by re-siding the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upper A@CE:@?H:E92C5:6'=2?<Ć&#x17D;36C46>6?E

2?5A2:?E:?8E96=@H6C3C:4<D64E:@?8C2JN 6AF?4EF2E65E96724256H:E923C:89EWC65 double front door and replaced the garage 5@@CH:E9DE2:?65D2A6=6Nj.6H2?E652 purposeful wood element with a kind of 2D6*EF5J=@@<Ol2G:56IA=2:?DN+962C49:tect used the statement-making doors to accentuate the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horizontal form, and, to make a more formal approach, he created a walkway paved with blue slate =625:?87C@>E96DEC66EN Dianneâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who spent years tearing out pages from her favorite modern-design magazinesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;considered the interiors a blank canvas for expressing her collected :562DN*9649@D6H9:E6BF2CEK4@F?E6CE@ADO white cabinetry, and white textured tiles for the backsplash in the kitchen, but 4@=@C2?5A2EE6C?Ć&#x17D;==E96C6DE@7E969@FD6N Visitors are greeted with a silver-and-blue geometric-pattern wallpaper, and she applied a pink-and-orange scallop-print paper to the insets of the closet doors :?$2E:=52kDC@@>N@CE9649:=5C6?kD32E9O D96D6=64E653=F6OH9:E6O2?58C2JĆ?@@C

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Inside his San Francisco living room, Max Heinritz kicks back on a SĂśderhamn sectional from IKEA.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Tokyo, everything is spaceefficient, nothing is wasted,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sort of going for that, too.â&#x20AC;?

Max Heinritz was born 28 years after the publication of Jane Jacobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Death and Life of Great American Cities, but his embrace of urbanismâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with all its chaosâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; takes a page from her playbook. Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modestly scaled loft, for which he designed and made many of the furnish:?8DOD:ED@?E96E@AĆ?@@C@72 3F:=5:?8 E92EH6?E4@?5@:? O@776C:?89@>6owners a no-frills berth in the heart of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown. Just outside the front door awaits a dizzying array @7D9@ADOE962E6CDO2?54@CA@C2E6@7Ć&#x17D;46DO including Twitterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, as well as a robust population of street denizens. For Max, who left his job as a Google engineer late last year in order to work more independently on early-stage software projects, the location is perfect: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I spent a long time on that shuttle to Mountain View, and it convinced me that being in a vehicle isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an optimal way to experience life. To me whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most important are interesting work and interesting peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and here Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m close to both.â&#x20AC;? Once he found a place within his budget, Max set about transforming it into 2EC:4<65W@FEJ6E4@DEW67Ć&#x17D;4:6?E9@>632D6 from which to engage with the city at large. And although he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been much of a DIY poster child beforehand (despite being the son of a retired carpenter, who lent some advice), Max was emboldened

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Circular mirrors adhere to the inner walls of a skylight above the dining area, bouncing light and bringing the room yet more illumination.

Max devised a movable plywood beam that holds a trio of pendant lamps to swing down as needed. A wood piece covered in chalkboard paint hides the electrical panel. “Slate was too expensive,” he says.

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3J2?6IA6C:6?4696k5925ƎG6J62CDAC:@CO when he’d used a sewing machine to whip up a furry coat for Burning Man. “It made me realize that if I want something, I can Ǝ8FC6@FE9@HE@>2<6:ENl The public area, a combination livingdining-screening room, has an exposed brick wall that lends it the feeling of a SoHo loft. “It’s one of my favorite things about the place,” says Max, whose

:?ƏF6?46DH6C62>2D9WFA@7%6H0@C< boutique hotel, industrial vibes, and the movie Avatar (represented by the profusion of hanging plants). In order to create an intimate dining area without blocking the path between projector and screen on movie nights, Max devised an overhead light using a pine beam and three IKEA pendants that cantilever over the table and are raised and lowered by a pulley.

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For his bedroom, Max designed a custom headboard insulated with several layers of cotton and upholstery fabric to reduce sound.

The kitchen, located behind the stairs and underneath Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedroom, is all electric, with two burners, a rice cooker, a slow

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cooker, and a toaster oven. Max added industrial shelving and a butcher block. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vertical storage,â&#x20AC;? he notes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is very important.â&#x20AC;?

The custom overhead light is a pine box covered in linen, which diffuses the LEDs inside. A gray linen curtain conceals his tools.

Even cord management takes a novel turn. Max concealed the wiring for his surround-sound system in painted black PVC pipes that blend in with existing sprinkler pipes. The wires emerge on the wall as artistic outlines of California and the Transamerica building, while power outlets nestle behind black fabric dots. Two of Maxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early interventions were replacing the ladder leading to his loft bedroom with a staircase and adding a sliding barn door at the top. He made the tabletop for his standing desk from a slab @7D2=G2865@F8=2DĆ&#x17D;C2?54C27E652 sound-dampening headboard from insulation panels, with a layer of yoga mat to absorb vibrations. In the end, the 678-square-foot loft feels neither spartan nor cramped, thanks to a E9@F89E7F=2AAC@249E@DA2464@?Ć&#x17D;8FC2E:@? and copious vertical storage. Decorative touchesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;glowing wall sconces crafted from LED lights and linen, circles of mirror that sparkle in the double-height skylight, and colorful strands of thread lights found in Parisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;meld utilitarianism with personal expression.

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impede the projector,” says Max. He mounted the device, a ViewSonic, atop the living room window.

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Max likes to do screenings for friends: “The first time I hosted I showed Planet Earth. Next up is Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, a 1982 experimental film by Godfrey Reggio with music by Philip Glass.”

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And if Jane Jacobs is Max’s fairy godmother, Marie Kondo may be his spirit animal. Everything has its place, from the clutch of nearly identical gray shirts that line his closet to the spices on the magnetic rack in the kitchen. One gets the sense that if an object didn’t bring Max joy, it would be immediately jettisoned. “I wanted to establish a sense of safety and @C56COlD2JD$2INj%@HE92E 92G6E92EO I feel equipped to go forth and do interesting work that solves problems and makes people happy. It’s all coming together.”

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A bedroom next to the living area has an overhead lantern Max made by wrapping string soaked in glue, water, and corn starch around an inflated balloon, deflating it, and then lining it with rice paper-mache.


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An electric train set from Chicagoland Hobby travels an elevated track designed by Studio Gild. The 35-foot loop passes through the indoor tree house and around the theater room. A Serge Mouille Two-Arm sconce is surrounded by graphic Mylar wallpaper.

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In certain places, the scale of the home is adjusted for children. A standard door, covered in chalkboard paint, has a 48-inch-tall door set inside it (above left). The space under the staircase houses a Lego version of the John Hancock Center by New York artist Sean Kenney (above right). In addition to the triplex’s first-floor movie room (left), there is a rooftop theater with a miniature golf course. A custom sofa and ottomans are upholstered in felted wool by Maharam.

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Frank Lloyd Wright designed this lamp in 1925 for his home in Taliesin and clients all over the world quickly requested it. With pioneering lines like a cantilever arm and a shade with disappearing corners, the Taliesin 1 became one of the most recognizable designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. Handcrafted by American artisans in Florence, Alabama and officially licensed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Tel. 256-349-2850 alamoderna.com


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Teak Warehouse Teak Warehouse is the place to go for luxury outdoor furniture. Supplying designers, architects and the public with wholesale priced furniture for over 25 years. They specialize in a-grade teak, reclaimed teak, wicker, marine grade stainless steel, concrete, Batyline® mesh, Sunbrella® and more. With over 130,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, everything is in stock, fully assembled and available for nationwide delivery. Featured is the A-Grade Teak Kuba Club Chair. Tel. 800-343-7707 teakwarehouse.com

Duda Stool Warm, sinuous design meets modern comfort in this hand finished stool by Brazilian designer Aristeu Pires. Available in various finishes in counter and bar heights. Tel. 312-470-2274 x 704 sossegodesign.com dudastool.com

Nik Desk Re-Imagining the Simple Desk The minimal design complements a range of environments making Nik the perfect desk. Two adjustable shelves attach to the glass privacy panel, ideal for viewing charging devices, or to place as bookends. Easy access to power with the hinged cable tray that conceals wires from view. Optional drawer + standup worksurface are also available. Available in 48" and 60"widths and in a range of finishes. nikdesk.com

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New Abstract LED pendant from Modern Forms Add drama to a space with Abstract, the new sculptural linear LED pendant from Modern Forms. This luminaire is illuminated with indirect light against the sculptural metal blades and supplemented with a down light for a dimensional yet functional effect. The Abstract pendant is offered in white and titanium finishes and pairs wells with the unique Abstract wall luminaire. The modern art sconce reveals factions of geometric shapes featuring LEDs concealed within folded layers to permit light to playfully escape through the interplay of reflectance. Tel. 1-800-526-2588 modernforms.com

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sourcing The products, furniture, architects, designers, and builders featured in this issue. 9 Table of Contents 9 250 Met sofa by Piero Lissoni from Cassina cassina.com; Eames Lounge Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller dwr.com; Jensen chair by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti minotti.com; Tansu chest from Charles Jacobsen, Inc. charlesjacobsen.com 28 Mountain Song StudioAnderson Architecture + Interiors studio-anderson.com Marilyn’s Garden Design marilynsgardendesign.com Parker Resnick Structural Engineering parkerresnick.com Paul Woods General Contracting 760-803-1695 Metal fabrication and custom steel window by Vincent Designs vincentdesigns.com Structural metal by Del Mar Fabricating & Welding 760-743-2266 Doors and windows by Fleetwood fleetwoodusa.net American Fiber Cement americanfibercement.com 40 Water Sports Hunter architecture ltd hunterarchitecture.com Stüecheli Architekten AG stuecheli.ch Sausalito Construction sausalitoconstruction.com Engle & Engle Structural Engineers 415-455-8590 Old Town Glass otglass.com Fidelity Roof Company fidelityroof.com Frameless sliding doors and windows by SkyFrame sky-frame.com 40 Solar panels by Sun First sunfirstsolar.com; stairs to floating dock by Sea Stairs marquipt.com 42 Tangram sofa by Gabriele Assmann and Alfred Kleene for Roche Bobois roche-bobois.com; Elba table and chairs and

Adelaide bar stools from BoConcept boconcept.com; retractable bar by Classic Innovations classicmill.com 50 Outward Bound D’Arcy Jones Architecture darcyjones.com Keith Construction keithconstruction.ca Wicke Herfst Maver Structural Engineers whmengineers.com 56 Dining table designed by D’Arcy Jones and fabricated by Michael Lis darcyjones.com; 1C dining chairs by Room B roomb.bigcartel.com; Globo pendant by Viso visoinc.com; Canyon sectional by Bensen bensen.ca; Brazoby floor lamp by Pablo pablo.pablodesigns.com; Pensi ceiling fan by Modern Fan Company modernfan.com 58 Dodu platform bed by Blu Dot bludot.com; kitchen cabinetry by High Country Cabinets hccabinets.com; countertop by Caesarstone caesarstone.com; tub by Aquabrass aquabrass.com 62 Bird’s-Eye View yh2 Architecture yh2architecture.com 64 Window by Alumilex alumilex.com; Cricket patio chair by Hershy Way hershywayltd.com; stove by Morsø morsoe.com 66 Alumilex doors and windows alumilex.com; Distant Gray paint by Benjamin Moore benjaminmoore.com 68 Dining chairs, table base, and Veddinge cabinets, all from IKEA ikea.com

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countertop, and walls by Bulthaup en.bulthaup .com; Yoshitomo Nara drawing from Pace Gallery pacegallery.com; appliances by Gaggenau gaggenau.com; fixtures by Dornbracht dornbracht.com 81 Custom mesquite table by Tennen Studio tennenstudio.com; dining chairs vintage; Branching Bubble light fixture by Lindsey Adelman lindseyadelman.com 83 Eames Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller dwr.com; lacquered console by Robert Kuo robertkuo.com 84 Sol y Luna Adjustable Chaise by Dan Johnson for Brown Jordan dwr.com; canvas awning from TSM Systems, The Screen Machine tsmsystems.com 85 Seashell armchairs by Jean-Marie Massaud from Dedon dedon.de; skate bowl by CA RampWorks carampworks.com 86 Sol Y Luna dining tables and chairs by Dan Johnson for Brown Jordan dwr.com 88 A Hidden Life in Trees Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design malanvorster.co.za General contracting by Theunis Naude Steel fabrication by Link Engineering linkengineering.biz Structural engineering by Henry Fagan and Partners fagan.co.za Cabinetry and stairs by Versfeld Custom Furniture customfurniture.co.za Mary Maurel Gardens marymaurelgardens.co.za 90 Container dining table by Marcel Wanders for Moooi moooi.com; Feel Good dining chairs by Antonio Citterio for Flexform flexform.it; G3 cocktail tables by Johan Lindsten for Roche Bobois roche-bobois.com 91 Kitchen cabinetry by

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