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Los Angeles church transformed into The Ruby Street co-working and event space

April 1, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Ruby Street by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday Studio

Stained glass windows feature alongside contemporary furniture in this multipurpose space in Los Angeles designed by Francesca de la Fuente and Working Holiday Studio. The Ruby Street venue occupies an Arts and Crafts-style building that was constructed in the late 19th century in LA’s Highland Park neighbourhood. The building has a storied past, having served as

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Walker Warner creates House of Flowers tasting room for California winery

March 31, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
House of Flowers winery by Walker Warner Architects

California firm Walker Warner Architects has transformed a warehouse into a visitor centre for a winery with redwood, cypress and rammed earth. Called House of Flowers, the project serves as a visitor centre and tasting room for Flowers Vineyard & Winery, well known for its chardonnay and pinot noir wines. Started in the 1980s, the

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Dvele creates prefabricated homes that generate and store their own energy

March 26, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Dvele Self-Powered home

California company Dvele has designed prefabricated, off-grid houses with solar panels that allow people to stop relying on “antiquated power grids”. Dvele – named after the Norwegian word for a dwelling – has been selling prefabricated homes since it was established in 2017 in San Diego. It has recently made the switch so that all

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Roger Ferris + Partners embeds Connecticut pool house in grassy berm

March 24, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Pool House by Roger Ferris + Partners

American studio Roger Ferris + Partners has tucked a bar-shaped volume that contains a swimming pool into a grassy hill overlooking a tidal estuary in Connecticut. Located in the village of Westport, the building is nestled into a property that faces the Long Island Sound. The owners desired a pool house that would serve as

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SHED creates Alley Cat dwelling for Seattle backyard

March 23, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Alley Cat by SHED Architecture and Design

Seattle architecture firm SHED has designed this compact home for a couple who wanted to live in a smaller dwelling on their own property. The project, called Alley Cat, was created for a couple who reside in a craftsman-style house in Seattle’s Ballard neighbourhood. Because the clients travel frequently, they decided to rent out their

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Olson Kundig designs Los Angeles house Collywood “to feel like an adventure”

March 18, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Collywood House by Olson Kundig

Retractable walls and numerous terraces feature in this expansive California home designed by US architecture firm Olson Kundig. Created for financier Kipp Nelson, Collywood residence is located on a promontory just above West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The home’s elevated perch provides extensive views that stretch from the San Gabriel Mountains to the

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Michael Hennessey creates modern bay windows for San Francisco townhouse

March 17, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Franklin Street by Michael Hennessey Architecture

Large stretches of glass front this black house in San Francisco, which local firm Michael Hennessey Architecture designed to exhibit alternatives to “conventional building strategies”. The Franklin Street townhouse occupies a slender lot in San Francisco’s Marina District. The building is flanked on both sides by structures dating to the 1920s. Michael Hennessey Architecture said

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PPAA designs pink prototype for Mexican low-cost housing initiative

March 16, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Apan for INFONAVIT by PPAA

Pinkish cement covers the exterior of this dwelling in Mexico, which architecture firm PPAA designed for an experimental housing initiative referred to as Infonavit. Called Apán, the prototype forms part of a research site in the Mexican state of Hidalgo north of Mexico City. The site is run by the nonprofit organisation Research Center for

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PPAA designs pink prototype for Mexican low-cost housing initiative

March 16, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Apan for INFONAVIT by PPAA

Pinkish cement covers the exterior of this dwelling in Mexico, which architecture firm PPAA designed for an experimental housing initiative referred to as Infonavit. Called Apán, the prototype forms part of a research site in the Mexican state of Hidalgo north of Mexico City. The site is run by the nonprofit organisation Research Center for

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Garden with bonsai trees lies at heart of Seattle residence by Stuart Silk Architects

March 11, 2020 Jenna McKnight 0
Hidden Cove Residence by Stuart Silk Architects

Washington firm Stuart Silk Architects has completed a waterfront house in Seattle, which consists of cedar-clad pavilions organised around a Japanese garden. The Hidden Cove residence is located on Lake Washington in the city’s Washington Park neighbourhood. Built into a sloped site, the home is afforded views of the water and the Cascade Mountains in

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