Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 Private Retreat and Guest Residence, Incline Village, Nev. Outdoor Spaces  TVA Architects, Portland, Ore.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The studio entrance. Each structure contains a single floor-to-ceiling glazed room and storage components in clerestoried adjacent areas.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Natural materials—mahogany, concrete, and glass—blend into the setting.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Polished brown concrete floors, mahogany built-ins, and exposed-aggregate concrete decks reinforce the colors and textures found on the site.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The guest house faces the archives pavilion across a boardwalk and a Swedish aspen allee.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Guest house entry. The two-pavilion composition fits the scale of its environment better than a single larger building.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The guest pavilion’s transparent room overlooks the lake. Viewed from the water, the buildings almost disappear into the trees.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Restrictive zoning on the lake edge limited building area coverage. Basins buried under the gravel sculpture garden help keep all the storm water on site.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The buildings are oriented toward views of Lake Tahoe.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 Mill Valley Cabins, Mill Valley, Calif. Outdoor Spaces  Feldman Architecture, San Francisco

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Two cabins fit more easily into the steep hillside than one large addition.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The artist studio, above, overlooks the yoga studio’s planted roof.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The buildings blend into the surrounding vegetation.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The curved roof mimics the land’s natural forms.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Stepping up the hill so one is perched over the other, each room offers a different point of view.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The lower cabinís green roof became a garden art project.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The detached cabins invite the owners to engage with the landscape.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 – Accessory Building / Merit Award Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Peterson Collins, Washington This pavilion sits on the edge of a suburban backyard that abuts preserved woodlands, providing a threshold between the natural and manicured landscape. Robert Gurney, FAIA, says that “its relationship to the house, swimming pool, and landscape components was as important as the building itself.”

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 – Accessory Building / Merit Award Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Peterson Collins, Washington This pavilion sits on the edge of a suburban backyard that abuts preserved woodlands, providing a threshold between the natural and manicured landscape. Robert Gurney, FAIA, says that “its relationship to the house, swimming pool, and landscape components was as important as the building itself.”

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Intended for year-round use, the pavilion is set close to the woods, providing a threshold between the manicured gardens and adjacent woodland.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 – Accessory Building / Merit Award Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Peterson Collins, Washington This pavilion sits on the edge of a suburban backyard that abuts preserved woodlands, providing a threshold between the natural and manicured landscape. Robert Gurney, FAIA, says that “its relationship to the house, swimming pool, and landscape components was as important as the building itself.”

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 – Accessory Building / Merit Award Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Peterson Collins, Washington This pavilion sits on the edge of a suburban backyard that abuts preserved woodlands, providing a threshold between the natural and manicured landscape. Robert Gurney, FAIA, says that “its relationship to the house, swimming pool, and landscape components was as important as the building itself.”

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The mahogany volume houses a bath.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 – Accessory Building / Merit Award Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Peterson Collins, Washington This pavilion sits on the edge of a suburban backyard that abuts preserved woodlands, providing a threshold between the natural and manicured landscape. Robert Gurney, FAIA, says that “its relationship to the house, swimming pool, and landscape components was as important as the building itself.”

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

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Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 – Accessory Building / Merit Award Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Peterson Collins, Washington This pavilion sits on the edge of a suburban backyard that abuts preserved woodlands, providing a threshold between the natural and manicured landscape. Robert Gurney, FAIA, says that “its relationship to the house, swimming pool, and landscape components was as important as the building itself.”

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Axonometric

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

New paths, trees, and plantings reinforce the pavilion’s geometry.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

CHDA 2012 Studio for a Composer, Spring Prairie, Wis. Accessory Building  Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Tucked into the hillside, the lower level contains equipment storage space.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Back-lit translucent material fills the gap.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The walls, roof, and glass doors are highly sound insulating.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

A green roof tops the lower level.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The longitudinal building section

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

An exploded axonometric rendering

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The design concept

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

2011 Custom Outdoors Design Awards2011 Grand Award - Sunscreen: A Guest Pavilion, Sullivan's Island, S.C. Entrant/Architect: Stephen Yablon Architect, New York; Builder: NBM Construction, North Charleston, S.C.; Landscape architect: Wertimer & Associates, Charleston, S.C. Positioned along the edge of the lot, this guest-house addition creates a backdrop for the pool and a generous outdoor room.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

A sustainably harvested cypress ceiling adds refinement to the southern-style "porch."

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Standing-seam metal, a common local roofing material, shields the rear facade.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The study.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Sliding gates at the entrances close off the courtyard in the evenings or when the owners are away.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Scored concrete, raised beds, and sitting areas direct the path to the front door.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The master bedroom has its own intimate courtyard.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

2011 Merit Award - Wolf Creek, Winthrop, Wash. Entrant/Architect: Balance Associates Architects, Seattle; Builder: Bjornsen Construction, Winthrop, Wash. The house's shape and orientation block the strong wind and sun.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

Floor plan.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

2010 CHDA Grand Award / Outdoor Spaces Play Yard at the Winter Residence, Tucson, Ariz. Project Credits Entrant/Architect/Landscape designer:Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, Tucson, Ariz. Builder:Repp Design Construction, Tucson Structural engineer: Harris Engineering Services, Tucson Living space: 1,676 square feet (play yard only) Site: 3 acres Construction cost: $24 per square foot Photographer: Chris Richards

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

2010 Out Spaces' Awards 2010 Grand Award - Play Yard at the Winter Residence, Tucson, Ariz. Entrant/Architect/Landscape designer:Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, Tucson, Ariz.; Builder: Repp Design Construction, Tucson A garden wall keeps young ones in and desert critters out, while a slatted steel cube offers shelter from the sun.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The desert landscape beyond the yard holds both beauty and danger.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The shade cube consists of a welded steel frame and galvanized steel stud tracks.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

A concrete bench provides a work counter for children and a back-saving seat for adults.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

A strip of turf separates the sunken play area from the house.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

A rendering of the play yard.

Award-Winning Custom Outdoor Projects

The play yard plan.

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