Architecture Firm You Should Know: Höweler + Yoon
In our June 2015 issue, we visit the dwelling that Höweler + Yoon Architecture built to accommodate three generations of a tight-knit family in Virginia. In anticipation of the story, we take a look at a few modern structures by the multidisciplinary Boston firm, run by J. Meejin Yoon and Eric Höweler.
Japanese joinery is an interest of Höweler + Yoon. "One of my exercises is to have students make a Japanese joint. The idea is that a void can kind of become a lock or an intersection to fit two pieces together," says Meejin. "There's something very strong about certain wedge Japanese joints. The courtyard wasn't intended to look like one—it just happened."