Max Fraser is a London-based design author, curator, and consultant. His work as a freelance journalist gives him access to some progressive projects, such as the house he visited by architect David Adjaye which he visited for his story "All Clad." As he explains: "So much new building is mediocre in its design, so I always admire individuals who manage to sensitively push the envelope in design terms while complying with the regulatory bureaucrats. Furthermore, these persevering visionaries all maintain a glint in their eye!"

All Clad
For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream.