Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

Detail from a millwork project from last year

Here's some colors and material choices from a millwork project that spanned across two floors and had a structural component. The latter portion was a challenge as the previous owner had removed a great deal of structural material. The floors bounced up and down like a diving board. Do you like walnut countertops? We find them warm and inviting.The deep purple/almost black color goes well with it. The satin chrome pulls provide a nice contrast. What do you think?

We paint the back of the fence.

People ask us what is different about our approach to Architecture?

In a soundbite, we paint the back of the fence.

What does that mean?

There's great article on the website iMore.com:

Some people might not care. Like painting the back of the fence or finishing the underside of the cabinet, it's a detail that only people who take tremendous pride in craft really care about. And, of course, people who look for just exactly that kind of quality.

That's because it takes an incredible amount of time and resources to achieve it. It takes an incredible amount of planning and coordination as well. It also takes the willingness to not do something if you feel doing it right is important enough.

Our work at makeArchitecture lines up. Always has and always will.

 The cedar trellis is aligned with the masonry. Note the native prairie grass lawn.

The cedar trellis is aligned with the masonry. Note the native prairie grass lawn.

 Here the inside/outside effect is celebrated by the alignment of the bench.

Here the inside/outside effect is celebrated by the alignment of the bench.

And even more importantly is thought out at the beginning with diagrams so that it delivers maximum effect with ease and elegance.

 The diagram of a house addition. See below for its final resolution and expression.

The diagram of a house addition. See below for its final resolution and expression.

Because as the author of the article says:

Because once you know the back of the fence wasn't painted, not only can you never un-know it, you can never stop wondering what else wasn't given that same care and consideration.

 Here's our collaborative process that brings out the best possible solution.

Here's our collaborative process that brings out the best possible solution.

 A house addition for privacy and natural light.

A house addition for privacy and natural light.

So if you care about details, then you will want us to be your Architect!



Archispeakpodcast on the state of the Architectural Fight Club

This is a must listen for Architects and Civilians alike.

From their blog: 

Welcome to Architectural Fight Club. The first rule of Architectural Fight Club is: you do not talk about Architectural Fight Club. The second rule of Architectural Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Architectural Fight Club! 

For Episode 51, Archispeak breaks the first rule of Architectural Fight Club and discusses architecture's so-called "crisis of confidence." As more and more mainstream figures in the field are admitting that the profession has lost its way, we ask the question: what, if anything, can architects do?

http://archispeakpodcast.com/episodes/51

Have a listen and let us know what you think!