March 26, 2020
Mention mid-century architecture and images of boxy low slung houses with flat roofs spring to mind. There are, surprisingly, many joyous and exuberant mid-century buildings waiting to be rediscovered. The Antler House in East Hampton is one such gem.
Designed by architect Andrew Geller in 1968 and recently restored by Architecture AF, this delightfully whimsical house is everything you want from a beach vacation house and nothing like the cookie-cutter mansions which line this popular stretch of the Hamptons.
Much of the work involved stripping back additions made over the years and restoring original features such as the quirky "owl's eye" windows and the cedar cladding. In addition, Architecture AF added a garage with a terrace on top, the latter accessed by an open staircase shielded by a triangular screen, a design feature which neatly echoes the theatrical roof.
The result is a deliciously charming house that raises the spirits without fail. It is no wonder that Geller is sometimes known as the "architect of happiness", and Architecture AF has certainly done him proud.
July 09, 2021
Campers and glampers might disagree on what is luxury and what is essential, but they share a common desire to be as close to nature as possible. Casey Brown Architecture have created a self-contained tiny house which does this beautifully.
June 01, 2021
It is many people's dream to live amongst nature, even if it is within a city. Studioninedots, an architectural practice from Amsterdam, was faced with just such a request.
March 26, 2021
The designers at Bangkok-based Onion take inspiration from the mature tropical trees on the site of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort's sister property to create a tranquil oasis a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beach.
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