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Volume 3, 2020

Special Feature

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2020

The results are in: Here is the best custom residential architecture in North America.

PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Max Levy Architect

CUSTOM RURAL OR VACATION HOUSE

mwworks

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Desai Chia Architecture

Cutler Anderson Architects

Turnbull Grin Haesloop Architects

Lake|Flato Architects

CUSTOM URBAN HOUSE

EYRC Architects Feldman Architecture David Jameson Architect

RENOVATION

Resolution: 4 Architecture

McIntur Architects

CUSTOM PERIOD, CONTEXTUAL, VERNACULAR RENOVATION

SPF:architects

CCY Architects

ARCHITECTURAL INTERIORS

Messana O’Rorke

RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL CONSTRAINTS

Snow Kreilich Architects

SCI-Arc

CUSTOM ACCESSORY DWELLING

KUBE Architecture

Flavin Architects

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

SCREEN GEMS

A common theme in our RDAA winners this year were architectural screens—lots of them.


 

 

Volume 2, 2020

Features

CASE STUDY: INTO THE FOLD

A Louisiana house by Holly & Smith Architects absorbs design cues from the bottomland’s resident organisms.

DESIGN LAB: THE OUTDOOR LIVING HOUSE

The magic of architecture isn’t just what happens within the walls, but what it can conjure beyond them. Featured firms: SALA, Estes Twombly, Walker Warner.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE PRO-FILE DESIGN

WeeHouse’s Alchemy Architects expands its portfolio of

modular houses.

AIA CRAN

CRAN chair Lindsay Cullum-Colwell recounts her design/build company’s charitable endeavors—including a house that looks like LEGO.

RD INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

An 1885 Italianate townhouse receives a top-to-bottom redo and a new modern addition by Chicago’s dSPACE Studio.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT

Andrea Steele Architecture reinvents the Manhattan townhouse.

 


 

Volume 1, 2020

Features

CASE STUDY: OPEN TO INTERPRETATION

Designed by Campos Studio for discovery and delight, a Vancouver house documents a family’s multidimensional lives.

DESIGN LAB: THE URBAN HOUSE

A trio of new neighborhood houses answers context with invention. Featured firms: Matt Fajkus Architecture, Neumann Monson Architects, Resolution: 4 Architecture.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRO-FILE DESIGN/BUILD

Zack | de Vito applies architect-led design/build to custom and speculative projects in San Francisco.

RD INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Ruhl Studio Architects transforms a dark, clinker brick Tudor house from the inside out.

AIA CRAN

Blake Held, AIA, rescues old, neglected New England houses, one at a time.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT

Robert M. Cain Architect preserves a modest Cape Cod house, while adding a modern dwelling behind it.

 


 

Volume 6, 2019

Features

CASE STUDY: PROCESSION ON THE LAKE

Designed for light and views, a split-apart plan by Wheeler Kearns Architects taps the many moods of Lake Michigan.

DESIGN LAB: THE LUMINOUS HOUSE

A trio of thoughtfully designed houses capture the shining powers of their settings. Featured firms: ShubinDonaldson, Searl Lamaster Howe, Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE PRO-FILE DESIGN

James Choate’s custom residential design is architecturally omnivorous.

PRO-FILE DESIGN/BUILD

Anthony Wilder Design/Build adds another revenue stream.

AIA CRAN

Mark Asher makes the case for greater transparency on architectural fees.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

 


Volume 5, 2019

Features

CASE STUDY: LANE CHANGER

With KUBE Architecture at the wheel, a 19th- century garage on a historic alleyway shifts gears as a house for auto enthusiasts.

DESIGN LAB: THE RENEWED HOUSE

Three sublime renovations honor the past while empowering modern life. Featured firms: Max Levy Architect; Martin Architects; and Cary Bernstein Architect.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRO-FILE DESIGN

Chen + Suchart Studio distills the Desert Southwest’s earthy elements into an ethereal modernism.

PRO-FILE DESIGN/BUILD

If an architect can imagine it, The Construction Zone can build it.

AIA CRAN

The symposium explores the Sonoran Desert and climate-specific design.

RD ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Enter our national custom residential design awards program.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT

Edward Ogosta Architecture conjures the dark magic of A-frame design.

 


 

Volume 4, 2019

What’s inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: A NEW TWIST

Once underappreciated and hidden from view, Chicago’s common brick moves front and center on a sinewy suburban house from Brooks + Scarpa and Studio Dwell.

DESIGN LAB: THE VIEW HOUSE

Humans and nature align beautifully in three very different settings. Featured firms: Tim Cuppett Architects; Amy A. Alper, Architect; and McInturff Architects.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRO-FILE DESIGN

After 30 years perfecting both, RES4’s site-built and prefab houses are indistinguishable from each other.

PRO-FILE DESIGN/BUILD

Halflants + Pichette Studio adds developer to its designer/builder talents.

AIA CRAN

The AIA CRAN Symposium is the perfect way to wrap up the summer.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

RD ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Announcing the launch of our annual design awards program.

PARTI SHOT

Tomecek Studio Architecture works the graveyard shift.


Volume 3, 2019

What’s inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: DARK VICTORY

Taking on climate change and an unbuildable site, a durable little house by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects claims its slice of Malibu’s storied waterfront.

DESIGN LAB: CLIMATE CHAMELEONS

Three bespoke houses gird for harsh conditions without shedding their design exuberance. Featured firms: Atelier Vibeke Lichten, Nielsen : Schuh, and RDG.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

AIA HOUSING AWARDS

Showcasing the winners of the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community’s 2019 Housing Awards.

AIA CRAN

Kevin Harris, FAIA, challenges residential architects to share what they know.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

RD ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Announcing the launch of our annual design awards program.

PARTI SHOT

Civitas, Archimania’s prototype resilient house, aims to set a new standard for sustainable design.


Volume 2, 2019

What’s inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: DE NOVO
A gut remodel by Substance Architecture and Stroub Construction remasters a pedigreed midcentury house.

DESIGN LAB: CONSCIOUS OF CONTEXT
Three very different projects by Buchanan Architecture, Mowery Marsh Architects, and Joeb Moore & Partners mine precedent for creative inspiration.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
SMOOK Architecture designs a courtyard house for multiple generations to enjoy.

PRO-FILE DESIGN

P/K Architecture finds the sweet spot of firm size and portfolio in Minneapolis.

PRO-FILE BUILD
The world is catching up to Rodwin Architecture and Skycastle Construction—and that’s a good thing.

AIA CRAN
Luis Jauregui, FAIA, makes the case for design-build.

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
CODA’s recycled house.


Volume 1, 2019

What’s inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: BOX POPULI
Atlanta architect David I. Goldschmidt solves a precipitous problem with a set of artfully stacked boxes.

DESIGN LAB: NATURE CURATED
Projects by Aidlin Darling, Studio Dwell, and PlaN Architecture harvest the strengths of difficult sites.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple brings its harsh climate know-how to Utah’s Powder Mountain.

PRO-FILE DESIGN
Seattle-based Finne Architects plies its “crafted modernism” with sculptural results.

PRO-FILE BUILD
Asheville, North Carolina-based Carlton Edwards diversifies.

AIA CRAN
Former CRAN chair Stuart Narofsky, FAIA, ponders his design roots and Robert Venturi’s passing.

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
Fougeron Architecture designs a modern-day Fallingwater in Napa Valley.



Volume 6, 2018

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: A TIMELY WAY OF BUILDING

Lake|Flato Architects, Bensonwood, and Ingrained Woodworking collaborate on a new kind of custom home.

DESIGN LAB: ARCHITECTURAL PROMENADES

A trio of houses from Alterstudio, Hays+Ewing Design Studio, and Bates Masi+Architects choreograph structure and site in a dazzling dance of discovery.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRO-FILE DESIGN

Obie Bowman is the poet of Sonoma.

PRO-FILE BUILD

Tedd Bensonwood’s factories want to build your next custom project.

AIA CRAN

A symposium of details sweats the small stuff.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT

E. Cobb Architects builds character into a hilly mountain site.


Volume 5, 2018

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: ANGLES OF REPOSE
A family of four finds light and magic under an origami tent designed by David Jameson, FAIA.

DESIGN LAB: INVENTION AND REINVENTION
SPF:a, Austin Disston Patterson, and Rill Architects breathe new life into three neglected masterworks.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
After 40 years of living on the same city block, Jon Anderson, FAIA, designs a new house for himself and his wife.

PRO-FILE DESIGN
Giulietti | Schouten Architects have a special knack for modernizing midcentury modern houses.

PRO-FILE BUILD
For Goldberg General Contracting, the past and present are no problem.

AIA CRAN
What architect Marica McKeel, AIA, tells her clients about value.

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
Estes/Twombly designs a field house.

 


Volume 4, 2018

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: IMPROV ON THE MOUNTAIN

A light renovation to a ’70s house morphs into a total transformation by ODS Architecture.

DESIGN LAB: OUTER LIMITS

Three view-centric houses capture compelling sight lines inside and outside their boundaries. Firms: Hufft, Robert M. Cain Architect, Deborah Berke Partners

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRO-FILE DESIGN

Keith Moskow and Robert Linn of Moskow Linn practice the hands-on art of creative intervention.

PRO-FILE BUILD

Post + Beam Builders applies its youthful experience to Atlanta’s architect-designed modern houses.

AIA CRAN

Dan Rockhill and Sebastian Schmaling headline the Custom Residential Architects’ Network fall symposium in Cincinnati.

RD PRODUCTS

Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT

Joeb Moore & Partners Architects cultivates a modern barn house.


Volume 3, 2018

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: THE SHIMMER ON THE LAKE
2018 AIA Firm of the Year, Snow Kreilich, conjures a lightness of being and building on a unique waterfront site.

DESIGN LAB: HIGHER ORDER
Projects by Miró Rivera, Victor Sidy and Mancusi Design, and Beinfield Architecture surmount special constraints and seize tantalizing opportunities.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRO-FILE DESIGN
DRAW Architecture finds grace among the grit in Kansas City, Mo.

PRO-FILE BUILD
Repp + McLain are architects’ go-to builders in Tucson, Ariz. They’re also architects themselves.

AWARDS
The 2018 AIA Housing Awards

AIA CRAN
Meet the candidates for AIA president-elect—both are residential architects.

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
Tighe Architecture evokes the Case Study program with a Santa Barbara hillside house.


Volume 2, 2018

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: A BEACON IN THE FLAT
The first new house in 50 years in Boston’s historic
Beacon Hill neighborhood is a meticulous reinvention.

DESIGN LAB: CITY HOUSES
Standing out and fitting in, the best urban dwellings
do a little of both. We look at infill projects in Chicago, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Omaha, Neb.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
A new accessory dwelling by McKinney York Architects
in Austin preserves the scale of its neighborhood while augmenting its livability.

PRO-FILE DESIGN
StudioWTA excels at parsing and curating New Orleans’ unique eclecticism and history into highly satisfying homes for modern life.

PRO-FILE BUILD
Design/build firm GO Logic goes big with its
GO Home platform.

AIA CRAN
What should the house of the future look like?
Architecture students show us the way.

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
Feldman Architecture renovates a San Francisco
grande dame.


Volume 1, 2018

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: LAND TRUST
Cutler Anderson’s environmentally attuned house reveals
the natural dynamics of its landscape.

DESIGN LAB: PRIVATE OASIS
Three land-loving houses strike the sweet spot between prospect and refuge.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
Architects David Arkin and Anni Tilt report
on the California Wine Country fires.

PRO-FILE DESIGN
Jill Neubauer’s firm doesn’t just build houses,
it crafts vessels for family life.

PRO-FILE BUILD
Custom builder Mark Main takes on the toughest
houses in Iowa—happily.

AIA CRAN
What went on at the Wright Symposium.

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
Brad Lynch designs a viewing post for nature.


 

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Volume 4, 2017

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: VERNACULAR IN VERMONT
The classic American farmhouse may just be the perfect modern home for today.

DESIGN LAB: THE MARVELOUS MIDDLE
Three houses vamp the vernacular of their regions, striking  a pleasing balance between tradition and invention.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
Architect Jonathan Segal discusses cars, tall buildings,
and animals in Tijuana.

PRO-FILE DESIGN
Seattle architect Robert Hutchison taps the power of memory in his conceptual and commissioned work.

PRO-FILE BUILD
Custom builder Andy Bannister practices mindfulness
over matter.

AIA CRAN
Architects Shawna and Christopher Meyer consider the impact of climate change on residential architecture

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
Michael Imber’s new town language in Costa Rica.


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Volume 3, 2017

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: A WARM AND WELCOMING PLACE
Gray Organschi Architecture’s down-to-the-studs renovation honors the spirit of a ’70s seaside house.

DESIGN LAB: THE HOUSE IN THE LANDSCAPE
Whether the setting is rural or urban, skillful siting sparks nature’s power to delight.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
Architect Marica McKeel built a smart website, and the clients followed.

PRO-FILE DESIGN
Highly theoretical but nonetheless resonant, Johnsen Schmaling’s architecture is one with the landscape.

PRO-FILE BUILD
David Prutting builds the most demanding residential architecture. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

AIA CRAN
Your guide to the upcoming CRAN Symposium

RD PRODUCTS
Fresh products for your projects.

PARTI SHOT
Min/Day’s modular lake house.


 

Volume 2, 2017

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: SHAPE SHIFTER

A new courtyard house in Austin, Texas, draws inspiration from a melting pot of influences.

DESIGN LAB: SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF

Compact custom homes in California, South Carolina, Arizona, and Tennessee use thoughtful design to live large.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM

Mark Hutker, FAIA, of Hutker Architects, shares what he learned publishing two very different monographs on his firm.

PRO-FILE DESIGN

Ted Flato, FAIA, and Bill Aylor, AIA, of Lake/Flato Architects, discuss the future of prefab and the lyrical set of building modules called Porch House they invented.

PRO-FILE BUILD

After more than 20 years of running his company as Alphin Design Build, Will Alphin reboots its name and its identity.

AIA CRAN

News and events from the AIA Custom Residential Architects Network.

RD PRODUCTS 

Fresh windows and patio doors for your next custom home project—and more.

PARTI SHOT 

Paul Masi, AIA, of Bates Masi + Architects, goes high for a seaside project in Sagaponack, N.Y.


 

 Volume 1, 2017

What’s Inside:

Features

CASE STUDY: ON THE VERGE
A modern mountain house showcases the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

DESIGN LAB: GREAT PROSPECTS
Houses in Minneapolis, Seattle, and Rehoboth, Del., capture view opportunities with atypical floor plans.

Departments

EDITOR’S NOTE

VERBATIM
Seattle-based DeForest Architects on working at a distance.

PRO-FILE DESIGN
Robert M. Cain, FAIA, answers Atlanta’s growing appetite for modern.

PRO-FILE BUILD
Horizon Builders makes a play for points north.

MASTER CLASS
Abrahamse & Company Builders positions itself for new leadership.

DESIGN PRODUCTS
What’s new at IBS and KBIS 2017

AIA CRAN
News and events from the AIA Custom Residential Architects Network.

PARTI SHOT
EYRC Architects’ Palm Springs parti.