The Art of Architecture: Cultivate

“The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.” Marty Neumeier

The Art of Architecture: Invest in Beauty

“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.” Brenda Laurel

The Art of Architecture: Imagination

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you anywhere.” Albert Einstein

Exercising the Art of Architecture

Architecture is an art form. It’s an opportunity to take everyday necessities–shelter, warmth, safety–and imbue them with beauty. So, as we pursue residential architectural design for our clients, we constantly push ourselves to dive deeper into the practice that inspires us: the art of architecture. Here’s a glimpse into how we exercise the art of …

The Art of Architecture: Painting Comfort

“A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured.” Louis Kahn Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is a dedicated custom home architecture firm that serves the Greater Seattle area and beyond. We specialize in designing luxury custom homes imbued with …

Art of Architecture: Making an Entrance

Each sketch is a new adventure. It’s an exploration of the history of design, a rediscovery of age old design philosophies in a new context. It’s a challenge and a delight. This is the art of architecture. Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is a dedicated custom home architecture firm that serves the Greater Seattle area and …

Art of Architecture: Adventure in Design

“In pure architecture the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose.” Augustus W.N. Pugin We begin with conversation. Then, we translate that conversation into tangible art, casting the vision for the rest of the project. Here’s how Glassworks Remodel evolved. Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is a dedicated custom home architecture firm that …

Architecture for the Birds

We are artists, through and through, and while that creative drive most often expresses itself in how we design homes, it just as easily comes out in the design and build of birdhouses. Not long ago, our team took a moment to celebrate our anniversary as a firm. Traditionally, we’ve done this with a gathering …

The Art of Architecture: Curious and Courageous

“People who build their own home tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They’re thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work.” Tom Kundig

The Art of Architecture: Design for People

“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.” Philip Johnson