Along a Massachusetts home’s facades, deep window openings pop through the silvery, white-cedar cladding in bright bursts. “The punches of color are points of personal expression,” says Taylor, cofounder of Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design. “They let the vitality of the residents leak out so passersby can experience the inside from the outside.” Photo by Gregory Cherin.
Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams. Their color or choice? Bright orange. Photo by Dean Kaufman.
The Brook, a supportive housing project in the Bronx, occupies what had, for years, been a vacant lot. “Before we built on it, there were remnants of dead chickens from who knows what sort of illicit activities,” says project architect Coren Bomback.