The Art of Architecture: Slightly Better

“A profound design process eventually makes the patron, the architect, and every occasional visitor in the building a slightly better human being.” Juhani Pallasmaa

The Art of Architecture: Art of Choosing

“For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.” Robynne Raye

When Custom Home Building Requires Creativity

In the world of custom home building and ownership, obstacles are almost a given. If this were not so, there wouldn’t be an entire television channel devoted to home remodels! But the Bellevue architecture firm Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl embraces design challenges and creates opportunities for artistry. Steve Jobs once said that “design is not just …

The Art of Architecture: Transparent

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” Joe Sparano

Custom Pool House for All Seasons

This article was originally published by DTF Design. When a tech savvy couple from Northern California found and purchased a rare and tranquil 5-acre property in Redmond, WA, they knew they wanted to take advantage of the peaceful setting and build their dream home and accompanying pool house. With years of thought and planning going …

The Art of Architecture: The Fight

“The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness.” Massimo Vignelli

The Art of Architecture: Preserving Beauty

The art of architecture embodies a sense of timelessness. 

Design Story: Asian Ambiance

Each Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture custom home offers a story, and our architects are meticulous in remaining faithful to the established stories and themes of each project. Shoreline architect Scott Hommas recently discussed his process for designing a timeless, Pacific Northwest house with an East Asian motif. Photo by Gelotte Hommas Architecture  How did the Asian …

4 Resources to Inspire Your Home Style

When we sit down with our clients and begin sketching out their custom architecture design, we invite them to bring in their inspirations—the magazine clippings, webpages, and Pinterest boards they’ve saved up in their dreaming. We’ve put together a few design resources to help you flesh out your dream house. Browse Houzz Houzz is a …

Family Vacation Home on the Water

Sunshine, sand, and glorious alpine views–what more could a person desire in a family vacation home? This Coastal Cove House offers outdoor luxury for the summer and cozy, scenic comfort for the winter. Outdoor Entertaining This Gig Harbor home was designed for outdoor entertaining. A spiral staircase leads from the second floor of this family vacation home to …