Every picture tells a story, and with architecture, that picture is most often a portrait of a design problem solved—be it an oddly shaped lot, an unusual lifestyle accommodation for a custom client, a meager budget, or a seemingly impossible density requirement. Here we bring you some inspired masterpieces of problem-solving from the 2010 Gold Nugget Awards, the annual PCBC-sponsored competition orchestrated by Peter Mayer Productions that honors outstanding work in 14 Western states, as well as international markets.
2010 Gold Nugget Award Winners
- Montecito Residence, Montecito, Calif.
- Mirador, Durango, Colo.
- Calistoga Cottage, Calistoga, Calif.
- Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol, Calif.
- Sedona at Dos Vientos Ranch, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
- Padaro Lane Residence, Santa Barbara, Calif.
- Madison Place - Oak Knoll, Fresno, Calif.
- Gores Beach Villa, Malibu, Calif.
- Stapleton - The Stanley Balboa Plan 251, Denver