Latest Articles in Cypress

Renovation of Henry Bates house in Amagansett, New York, Hamptons

8 Idyllic Homes Wrapped in Cypress

Cypress is celebrated by woodworkers for its durability, a quality that no doubt influenced these homeowners to clad their residences with it.
November 18, 2015

A Sensitive Modern House in Austin, Texas

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.
October 15, 2014

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House in Illinois Is Reborn as a Museum

Tours of the Ken and Phyllis Laurent House in Rockford, Wright's only accessible building, start June 7.
April 24, 2014
Modern Nakashima-inspired wooden bookshelf cabinet

Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan

Faced with the challenge of a diminutive New York apartment in desperate need of a refresh, architect Tim Seggerman went straight to his toolbox to craft a Nakashima-inspired interior.
October 8, 2012
Modern house with ipe pool terrace and Douglas fir trellis

Abstract Trellis Cools Down Tennessee Home

A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house.
September 26, 2012
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Botanical Garden Pavilion

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down to the Big Easy to help with a task that was anything but easy: rebuilding the devastated city. He moved to Louisiana for two years to lead the architecture school's Knoa Studio, a program that tasked studios to develop designs for neighborhoods, restaurants, and the city transit system. McKay moved back to Kentucky in 2007 but his work there was far from finished. During the storm, many of the old cypress trees in City Park and its New Orleans Botanical Garden were uprooted and the gardens were decimated. McKay's uncle, Paul Soniat, was the botanical gardens director at the time and called McKay. A local woman had donated money to build a structure for volunteers, who were the main source of maintenance for the park after the storm, and they needed a design. With very little money, very generous material donors, and a modular system that incorporated the supplies, McKay created the New Orleans Botanical Garden Duplantier Volunteer Pavilion.
March 23, 2010
The metallic geometry of the Boxhome's exterior shines in confident contrast to the dark woods used indoors.

Nice Box

In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the Boxhome, which Holte helped build, gleams with optimism and modernity.
February 26, 2009