Swan Fish Camp – Swan Architecture

Here’s a reposted article, showcasing a nicely detailed, contemporary vernacular design.



Soe Ker Tie House

A quote from Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, the president of one of the organizing bodies of the European Prize for Architecture states, “Architecture should be a vehicle for social change, social improvement, and real cultural development, and not an end result of over-commercialization, over-consumption, and self aggrandizement which is so overwhelmingly apparent in our contemporary world.” Visit the prize’s website below to get a better perspective on the work they are promoting and recognizing.

The European Prize for Architecture

Here’s a link to this year’s winning firm… TYIN Architects

Mendiola Residence, Austin, Texas

Here’s a nice contemporary residence located in Austin, TX, designed by Chioco Design.  The client decided to completely tear down their existing residence in order to get what they wanted.  Here’s the end result…

Cottonwood Modern | Life of an Architect

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Here’s an article written by an architect about project site visits.  I enjoyed the read, as it is a good look into some of the nuances of the “boring” (as some designers see it) side or architecture… the foundation.  I subscribe to the “Life of an Architect” blog, and if you have a similar interest in architecture, perhaps you’ll subscribe, too!  (And, while you’re in the subscribing mood, if you’re not already, don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, as well.) Click the link below to read the article. Cheers!

Cottonwood Modern | Life of an Architect.

Portland Sequoia House

I saw this home by WA Architects on Houzz.com.  The detailing is somewhat quirky, but exceptionally designed and very creative. I found the design to be pleasing, or as an older architect I know likes to say “not offensive” (and that’s his compliment), so I hope you will enjoy it, as well!  To read a little more about the house, visit the link below.

Portland Sequoia House.