more about: architecture

A Malibu Airplane House

Rihanna, filmed in front of a Malibu house made from parts of a deconstructed 747 jumbo jet for a Harper’s Bazaar cover shoot. This is a Part II for us. A story about the building of this house ran in our May 2010 issue here.

Houseboat envy

Today, on my way to a meeting in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood, I made a wrong turn onto this dead-end street. Deck dock? Rooftop living room? Backyard slide INTO A LAKE? Yes please. Houseboat envy, indeed.

A new architectural style: hipster baronial

Although it may not exactly be the archetypal Sunset house—a sun-filled Cliff May rancher in the San Diego hills, or maybe an Eichler in Marin’s Lucas Valley—this staid-looking Colonial-meets-Tudor Revival in Seattle possesses hidden charms, even for we modernists. Sure, it’s more traditional than most of the houses we feature in the mag. But beyond those mossy shingles lies a […]

Shipping container universe

Cargotecture, the ultimate in upcycling. Think shipping container + architecture + a lair for the uncommon. First it was homes like this, the Tim Palen Studio in Joshua Tree: Now we’re even seeing cargotecture restaurants like Aprisa, a Mexican joint in Southeast Portland that’s opening a second location in Peoria, AZ: And new camping structures, like the one under construction […]