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Light on the land: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop’s site-sensitive houses build on a virtuoso’s foundation

Light on the land: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop’s site-sensitive houses build on a virtuoso’s foundation Meghan Drueding Mary Griffin, AIA, and Eric Haesloop, AIA, had some big shoes to fill when they took over the leadership of San Francisco’s William Turnbull Associates six years ago. Though both had been with the firm for more than a […]

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Architects’ choice

Architects’ choice Nigel F. Maynard there’s no Web site yet where architects can vet products by the ratings of other architects. We need an “epinions,” a “cnet,” or an “amazon.com” for building products. No one wants to take a chance on a product untested in the real world–not when your clients’ good opinion and safety […]

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k + b studio

k + b studio Shelley D. Hutchins kitchen mellow marsh. This Verdant Cape Cod setting abutting the Sippewissett Marshh called for a whole-house renovation to maximize indoor-outdoor connections. Laid-back clients who adore socializing over meals required a high functioning yet guest-worthy kitchen. Architect Charles Orr, a principal at Mark Hutker & Associates Architects, Vineyard Haven, […]

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Olsen Sundberg Kundig Allen architects explores the “spirit, nature, and art” of building houses

Northern lights: Olsen Sundberg Kundig Allen architects explores the “spirit, nature, and art” of building houses Cheryl Weber if the Pacific Northwest is known for any three things, it may well be the dramatic landscape, the translucent light, and the concentration of creative types, from entrepreneurs to highly regarded artists and craftspeople. Seattle, in particular, […]

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Client commandments: what a perfect client would never, ever say to an architect

Client commandments: what a perfect client would never, ever say to an architect Jonathan Held If I sense that a prospective client has a sense of humor, or is going to be “troublesome,” I’ll give them a copy of the attached. I don’t know whether it accomplishes anything in their minds, but at least I’ve […]

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Metal director

Metal director – Special orders: artisan-designed products that break the mold Shelley D. Hutchins Using age-old blacksmithing techniques, Jefferson Mack forges contemporary designs for doors, gates, railings, lighting, and other elements. His company offers custom work as well as an extensive collection of handmade products in a medley of metals, styles, and finishes. All pieces […]

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Residential architect Design Awards 05

Residential architect Design Awards 05 Meghan Drueding This is one of our favorite issues of the year at residential architect. Our annual design competition is the gift that keeps on giving to our editors. First, we have the privilege of surveying some of the top work in the country and publishing what our jury thinks […]

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Period products

Period products – Special Advertising Section Refurbished antique building products and new reproductions of antiques are popular with today’s homeowners because they create a distinctive style, evoke past eras, and make a home more interesting. Homeowners looking to add unique design elements and fine details to their home create a ripe market for period products. […]

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Bath: gray’s concrete anatomy

Bath: gray’s concrete anatomy Shelley D. Hutchins “Concrete is fluid and shapeable. Aesthetically, there are many ways to get different effects. But it’s also heavy and expensive,” says Malibu, Calif.-based architect David Lawrence Gray, FAIA. Gray believes strongly enough in its benefits that reinforced concrete is the sole structural material for all of his designs. […]

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03 residential architect design awards

03 residential architect design awards Meghan Drueding do you look forward to this issue as much as we do each year? It’s a real departure for us from the way we usually assemble our editorial content. Here, we cede control of our feature pages to a representative group of our readers–residential architects expert in their […]