Paradise Valley, AZ Fire Station No. 2 + Administration was designed by LEA Architects Lawrence Enyart, FAIA and Lance Enyart, AIA was designed to integrate into the natural desert environment and the neighboring Town of Paradise Valley Municipal Complex. Natural materials including ground-face concrete masonry and exposed weathering steel roof forms tie the building to the site. The Station incorporates numerous passive and active sustainable ‘green’ building design strategies.
The client bought a very steep site, but with spectacular views of Mammoth Mountain from the top of the lot. The program called for a house for full time residence, for a family of four. The area is a ski resort, with very heavy snowfalls.
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany is one of Connecticut’s best-kept secrets. Nestled in the woods, it’s a magnet for pilgrims of the Bauhaus keen to learn more about the German émigrés who were among the school’s most inspiring teachers. Featuring paintings, furniture and textiles produced by the pair throughout their long careers, the foundation has now put on permanent display never-seen-before furniture and textiles, accumulated over the past 40 years.
After three years of use, Kebony celebrates the successful renovation of a century’s old home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC. Kebony’s Southern Yellow Pine cladding was applied to the old home to enhance its appearance with a contemporary exterior.
The Ranch Operations buildings presented an opportunity to explore the juxtaposition of simple utilitarian structures against the Hill Country landscape. Designed with a common 16’ module, the structural layout for the three buildings is identical, leaving manipulation of the skin system as the primary vehicle for meeting the programmatic needs for the project. These needs include office space and a shop, maintenance vehicle storage as well as general storage.
Woodland is a small residential community nestled among a grove of large trees in a neighborhood that is just minutes outside of downtown Austin, Texas. The development started with a simple program of four houses, but quickly became complex through the site’s general conditions and restrictions. Unusual property lines, a steep bluff, and an abundance of old-growth trees squeezed the buildable area for the project. This, in turn, presented privacy and view concerns given the close proximity of each house to the surrounding trees, as well as one other. Along with these issues, permitting violations from a previous owner had to be overcome.
Edgemoore is an affluent neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb bordering northwest Washington, DC. Mature trees and gardens line the streets of this neighborhood, within walking distance of downtown Bethesda.
Formerly a parking lot on the southeast corner of Fulton and Gough streets, the Drs. Julian + Raye Richardson Affordable Apartments has risen on one of the sites freed for development by the demolition of the collapsed Central Freeway. This five-story building will provide permanent supportive housing for a very-low-income, formerly homeless population.
In the little-known neighborhood of Hermon, located just outside of downtown Los Angeles, a dilapidated 1920’s bungalow has undergone a major remodel, bringing new life to the old structure. The new addition to the front of the house forms a unique alliance with the remodeled existing house. This new frontispiece appears to be intimately nested within the older existing house, while maintaining a stark differentiation. The frontispiece has been clad in a clear cedar which contrasts the torched cedar that wraps the rest of the structure. The front addition integrates the house with the adjacent streetscape as it terraces down to the sidewalk and forms a long bench.