Welcome to Round 3 of the Architect's Challenge Showdown!
By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
July 16, 2013
Round 3 in of the Architect’s Challenge Showdown has started! The field is getting narrower and narrower, and it’s exciting to see what is rising to the top. We had to say goodbye to some beautiful projects, but the ones in Round 3 are just so amazing we had to share a few with you.
High above the street, overlooking a rocky cliff, this house is perched on a ridge and stretched out to maximize the outdoor living space. Organized along a stepped spine, the house transitions the topography of the site with gradual internal changes in the floor levels.
Robbins Ledge by Michael Collins of D. Michael Collins Architects
A new corporate headquarters facility met the owner’s request for a commercial building that embodied a warm, inviting, residential appeal. The project consisted of an 8,000-square-foot one-story building and an adjacent storage facility.
ACMAT Corporate Headquarters by Thomas P. Arcari of Quisenberry Arcari Architects, LLC
Homeowners of this property say that the addition is “all about the windows.” They are an outstanding feature that helped to seamlessly integrate the new with the old. The kitchen and dining rooms, which were once rather small, dark areas, are now filled with light and have a view into the treetops. The many plants are much happier, having plenty of light behind the south glass. So the windows allow them to enjoy our morning coffee in the sunlight while experiencing the seasons’ changes.
My Morning Coffee by Marta Leyseca of EnviroHomeDesign
Take a look at all our Round 3 entrants and vote now! Remember, you can vote once a day, every day. Help your favorites make it through to Round 4! Only 13 days are left…