A Modern Smart House
A Modern Smart House
Cantoni HoustonCantoni Houston
A tech-savvy family looks to Cantoni designer George Saba and architect Keith Messick to engineer the ultimate modern marvel in Houston’s Bunker Hill neighborhood. Photos By: Michael Hunter & Taggart Sorensen
Menlo Mod
Menlo Mod
Mansfield + O'NeilMansfield + O'Neil
John Lum Architecture Paul Dyer Photography
Liberty Lake Residence
Liberty Lake Residence
Uptic StudiosUptic Studios
Designed and built as a remodel on Liberty Lake, WA waterfront with a neighboring house encroaching upon the south property line, a roadway on the east and park access along the north façade, the structure nestles on a underground river. As both avid environmentalists and world travelers this house was conceived to be both a tribute to pragmatics of an efficient home and an eclectic empty nesters paradise. The dwelling combines the functions of a library, music room, space for children, future grandchildren and year round out door access. The 180 degree pergola and sunscreens extend from the eaves providing passive solar control and utilizing the original house’s footprint. The retaining walls helped to minimize the overall project’s environmental impact.
Dyna - Portage Bay
Dyna - Portage Bay
Dyna ContractingDyna Contracting
Clean and simple define this 1200 square foot Portage Bay floating home. After living on the water for 10 years, the owner was familiar with the area’s history and concerned with environmental issues. With that in mind, she worked with Architect Ryan Mankoski of Ninebark Studios and Dyna to create a functional dwelling that honored its surroundings. The original 19th century log float was maintained as the foundation for the new home and some of the historic logs were salvaged and custom milled to create the distinctive interior wood paneling. The atrium space celebrates light and water with open and connected kitchen, living and dining areas. The bedroom, office and bathroom have a more intimate feel, like a waterside retreat. The rooftop and water-level decks extend and maximize the main living space. The materials for the home’s exterior include a mixture of structural steel and glass, and salvaged cedar blended with Cor ten steel panels. Locally milled reclaimed untreated cedar creates an environmentally sound rain and privacy screen.
Urban Infill House Staircase
Urban Infill House Staircase
Winder Gibson ArchitectsWinder Gibson Architects
A new home in the Cole Valley neighberhood, innovately reimagining vernacular forms such as the bay window with new materials and proportions lifts off the building, pouring light into the interior. Materials include Health ceramic tile, black steel railings, resin stairs and fir ceilings. Projects done in collaboration with Addison Strong Design Studio.

Stainless Steel Railing Designs & Ideas

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