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Clayton Korte overhauls mid-century office building in Austin

June 12, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Wood-panelled office in Texas

Enlarged windows and felt-covered walls are among the elements in a 1960s office building refurbished by Texas firm Clayton Korte, which occupies part of the structure. The project, called Design Office, is located just north of downtown Austin, along one of the city’s main thoroughfares. It houses two studios – one for Clayton Korte, formerly Clayton & Little,

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Giant photovoltaic canopy tops net-positive Kendeda Building in Atlanta

June 6, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
The Kendeda Building

US firms Miller Hull Partnership and Lord Aeck Sargent have designed a highly sustainable building at Georgia Tech university that generates more electricity and recycles more water than it uses. The project – officially called The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design – is located at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a public research university in central Atlanta.

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F2A Architecture creates mirrored addition for house in British Columbia

June 5, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Malinka Gallery by F2A Architecture

Canadian studio F2A Architecture has completed Malinka Gallery – an extension to a private home on a rocky ledge that was designed by the firm’s founder years ago. The house is located in Naramata, a community in the Okanagan Valley in southern British Columbia. The area is one of the largest wine-producing regions in Canada.

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Studio DIAA designs floating home for Seattle’s Lake Union

June 4, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Floating home by Studio DIAA

A dark exterior contrasts with light-toned finishes inside a compact, floating home in Washington designed by Studio DIAA co-founder Suzanne Stefan as her own home. The Portage Bay Float Home serves as the personal residence of Stefan, who co-founded Studio DIAA in 2019. The project recently won a 2021 Housing Award from the American Institute of

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Toshiko Mori revamps Brooklyn’s Central Library

May 31, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Brooklyn Central Library Toshiko Mori

Oak, bronze and terrazzo are among the materials found in an art deco-style library that has been revamped by New York-based architect Toshiko Mori. The project marks the first phase in a multi-stage revitalisation of Brooklyn’s Central Library, which is located along Grand Army Plaza in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The facility

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CPDA incorporates “secret garden” into Mexico City apartment building

May 30, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa Jardin Escandón by CPDA

Mexican firm CPDA Arquitectos has completed a residential building that features a stone-clad exterior and a lush courtyard that is not visible from the street. The project, called Casa Jardin Escandón, is located in Mexico City’s Escandón neighbourhood. The area has experienced growth in recent years, with contemporary buildings cropping up alongside Art Deco-style structures.

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Architect Mark de Reus designs spruce-clad home for his family in rural Idaho

May 28, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
The Big Wood Residence by de Reus Architects

Architect Mark de Reus took cues from barns and ranch buildings when designing his own house, Bigwood Residence, for a wooded site in Idaho, northwestern America. The Bigwood Residence is located just south of Sun Valley, a resort area in southern Idaho known for its beautiful landscape and ski slopes. The dwelling sits on a

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Ivy Studio adds pops of colour to Spacial co-working office in Montreal

May 23, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Spacial co-working office by Ivy Studio

Mint green and burgundy are among the hues incorporated into a Montreal co-working space that Canadian firm Ivy Studio designed to “stand out from its competitors.” The office is located on the second floor of a 743-square-metre building in Verdun, one of city’s trendiest neighbourhoods. The space formerly housed a Jiu Jitsu gym and a

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Ivy Studio adds pops of colour to Spacial co-working office in Montreal

May 23, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Spacial co-working office by Ivy Studio

Mint green and burgundy are among the hues incorporated into a Montreal co-working space that Canadian firm Ivy Studio designed to “stand out from its competitors.” The office is located on the second floor of a 743-square-metre building in Verdun, one of city’s trendiest neighbourhoods. The space formerly housed a Jiu Jitsu gym and a

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Drew Mandel Architects overhauls and expands historic Toronto home

May 22, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
House on Bracondale Hill is by Drew Mandel Architects

A shingle-clad addition is meant to mimic the scale and massing of a 1920s landmarked home, revamped by Canadian studio Drew Mandel Architects. The project, House on Bracondale Hill, is named after its location in Toronto’s Bracondale Hill neighbourhood – one of the city’s earliest garden suburbs. The project entailed the renovation and expansion of a

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