[Cutler Residence by Murdock Young Architects, Photo by Micheal Moran]
With the architecture industry picking up, we’re getting our digital ducks aligned here at BUILD LLC. As the wave of work takes off, we want to get more eyeballs on our projects and make sure that we’re positioning ourselves appropriately for the type of work we love doing. One of the venues we recently came across that was particularly inspiring is the World-Architects website. We like the clean format, the straight-forward organization and the ability to explore new work. In surfing around on the site we came across work that was so smokin-hot that we decided to throw today’s post at it. The focus is on smaller firms doing sharp, modern work. And with any luck they’re new on your radar too.
Brininstool + Lynch, Chicago IL
Claremont House, Chicago IL, 2007. Rarely do we see work this well disciplined; the focus is on materiality, texture and luminosity.
[Photo by Christopher Barrett]
Tighe Architecture, Santa Monica CA
Tigertail, Brentwood CA, 2007. The envelope is often a derivative of the interior volume in Tighe’s work, the translation from function to shell becomes an exhilarating expression.
[Photo courtesy of Tighe Architecture]
Maryann Thompson Architects, Cambridge MA
Geothermal House, Boston MA. Clean, rational forms lend to handsome compositions in Thompson’s work.
[Photo by Chuck Choi]
Ogawa Depardon Architects, NYC NY
30 Orchard Street, NYC NY, 2009. The firm responsible for Bar 89 (one of our favorite modern fixtures in Manhattan) continues to design inconspicuously gorgeous work.
[Photo by Robert K Chin]
Murdock Young Architects, NYC NY
Cutler Residence, Montauk NY, 2003. We just can’t get enough of this house, it’s so well constrained and elegant.
[Photos by Micheal Moran]
Messana O’Rorke Architects, NYC NY
Ten Broeck Cottage, Livignston, New York. This stunning work speaks volumes about respect for traditional architecture and an unapologetic expression of modernism.
[Photos by Elizabeth Felicella & Bill Abromowitz]
hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa), NYC NY
Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY, 2006. hMA is preaching to the choir with their ‘everything it needs to be and nothing more’ aesthetic. We’re diggin that they also have a blog.
[Photo by Paul Warchol]
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, New Orleans LA
St. Martha Catholic Church, Harvey LA, 2003. The detailing between their clean, crisp forms allows for an uplifting architectural experience.
[Photo by Timothy Hursley]
Cheers to these eight firms who are clearly leading the charge on forward-thinking design in America. We’re planning on keeping a pulse on you from here on out.