• Studio Vural imagines off-the-grid Dune House for Cape Cod
    Architecture practice Studio Vural has envisioned a seaside holiday dwelling that is carved into sand dunes and operates without relying on public utilities. Dune House is designed for a coastal site in Wellfleet, a small hamlet located on the hook-shaped peninsula of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The architect Selim Vural, who leads... Read more »
  • Two-toned wood wraps Washington home by Open Studio Collective
    Hand-charred wooden planks contrast whitewashed cedar in the facade of this house in Washington state, designed by Portland practice Open Studio Collective. The builder made the dark facade boards by hand using Shou Sugi Ban, a traditional Japanese technique of charring wood to increase its resistance to moisture and insects. The... Read more »
  • Stayner Architects restores modernist Wave House in California
    Los Angeles practice Stayner Architects has restored a 1950s house in Palm Desert, California, which was designed by modernist architect Walter S White to feature a wave-shaped roof. The dwelling was completed in 1955 for artist Miles C Bates and is named Wave House after its roofline. White, who patented the design... Read more »
  • Countryside, The Future exhibition has "nothing to do with architecture" says Rem Koolhaas
    Rem Koolhaas's exhibition exploring the countryside at New York's Guggenheim museum aims "to put the countryside on the agenda again". Koolhaas developed the Countryside, The Future exhibition with his research studio AMO, its director Samir Bantal and a series of collaborators. The aim is to highlight advancements in rural areas through a series... Read more »
  • Project M Plus infuses Salted Pig eatery in California with desert hues
    Earthy colours such as muted turquoise, sage green and brick red feature in this gastropub in California that was designed by Project M Plus to "stimulate the appetite and the senses". The Salted Pig is part of an urban residential complex in Riverside, a city just outside of Los Angeles in... Read more »

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