Architect: Dratler Duthoit, Location: Strasbourg, France
From the architect: "The main living space is built around [three wood elements]: a full-height central cabinet that ensures delimitation with intimate spaces; an Italian-style kitchen the in corner leans against the windows and defines dining space; and a low and linear library highlights the living room."
Architect: Red Dot Studio, Location: San Francisco, California
From the architect: "Like much of San Francisco’s housing stock, the Laidley Street Cottage was becoming out of date. Built to last 100 years, the home was at the end of its useful life with all building systems needing upgrading. Originally, the home was an existing rear yard cottage. In the redesign, additional square footage was modest and focused on right-sizing the property to the site while adding new building systems and daylit design."
Architect: Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape, Location: Hood Canal, Washington
From the architect: "Built on the site in 1962, the original dark and opaque cedar cabin left the owners feeling cut off from nature, and they asked for a indoor/outdoor retreat that would allow them to be closer to the land and also house an expanded program of three additional bedrooms and sleeping quarters for their extended family."
Architect: Naturehumaine Architecture & Design, Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
From the architect: "The project consists of the transformation of a Montreal duplex into a single-family house. The architectural concept is built around a new staircase that joins the existing building to the courtyard extension."
Architect: Citizen Design Collaborative, Location: Renton, Washington
From the architect: "The homeowners wanted to keep their family home’s existing footprint while updating the layout to better harmonize with their changing needs and social lifestyle. The design/build team worked in tandem to create spaces that paid homage to original traditional details while transforming the home into a series of modern indoor and outdoor spaces intended for living and entertaining."
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