Firmness . . .
Santa Cruz’s historically eclectic Pleasure Point neighborhood has been evolving in its own quirky way for almost a century, and many of its inhabitants seem to have been around just as long. They cling to the relaxed and funky seaside character of their beach community with an almost indignant provinciality. For both client and architect, neighborhood contex... more »
This 2,500 s.f. vacation home is designed with the living, dining, and kitchen spaces on the second floor to maximize the breathtaking views and sunlight year-round. The exterior of the house utilizes a unique blend of materials including board and batten siding, chinked logs, and galvanized roofing. These demonstrate a modern interpretation of both the mountain aesthetic and C... more »
Located upon a 200-acre farm of rolling terrain in Western Wisconsin, this new single family sustainable residence implements today’s advanced techology within a historic farm setting. The arrangement of volumes, detailing of forms and selection of materials provide a weekend retreat that reflects the agrarian styles of the surrounding area. Open floor plans and expansive views... more »
Bill Bibb, Designer Archiverde Landscape, built by Pool Environments
The project includes a koi pond/water garden and waterwall. The koi/water garden acts as a "mote" to the entrance of the residence. Thick native Texas limestone leuders create a bridge visitors cross to reach the home. A large glass wall with built in planters on top is settled in the middle of the water ga... more »