Soak In the Sun: 4 Houses Make the Most of Summer
These houses make the most of summer:
1. Firm: WMR Arquitectos
Location: Matanzas, Chile.
Standout:The pine-clad tripartite interior is brightened by skylights in a conical shape that references the giant ocean barnacles found locally.
2. Firm: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Location: Petaluma, California.
Standout: An agrarian-inspired gable shelters the double-height living room, fronted by a glass wall incorporating barn-style doors.
3. Firm: McFarlane Green Biggar Architecture + Design
Location: Gambier Island, British Columbia.
Standout: Two near-identical volumes, with cedar roof decks, stack at right angles to form an off-the-grid house accessible only by water.
4. Firm: Andersson-Wise Architects
Location: Austin, Texas.
Standout: An enamel-painted ceiling mural, derived from a kilim pattern, delights visitors looking up, while cypress planks underfoot extend from floor to deck.