More than just providing some measure of beauty, great architecture considers and addresses its environment. Whether it's a blazing summer sun, corrosive ocean air, or even traffic noise and neighbors, climate is often a definitive factor—and thus a defining element—in a home's final design. Instead of giving in to their surroundings, these projects met them head-on with attractive and effective solutions to combat their respective climate conditions.
Project: The Arbors, Las Vegas; Entrant/Architect: Walter J. Richardson, Newport Beach, Calif.; Builder: Stanton Construction, Las Vegas
Project: Gallegos residence, Santa Monica, Calif.; Entrant/Architect: David Forbes Hibert, Santa Monica; Builder: Tarantino Construction, Chatsworth, Calif.
Learn more about markets featured in this article: Las Vegas, NV.