5 Home Office Designs that Make the Best of Remote Work

With advancements in technology making it ever easier to work remotely, an increasing number of professionals are taking advantage of the ability to work from home. Yet working from home presents its own unique challenges. Professionals still need a dedicated, distraction free space to focus and be productive. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite …

Unique Seattle Architecture: A Storybook Cottage

A long, long time ago in a far away land, visionary artists crafted charming homes that captured the imagination and inspired whimsy. That time was the 1920s, and that far away land is Los Angeles, California. And those captivating, whimsical homes are dubbed storybook houses. As Hollywood’s influence flourished, audiences leaped at the opportunity to …

Art of Architecture: Look at This

“Design should never say, ‘Look at me!’ It should always say, ‘Look at this!’” David Craib

Art of Architecture: Breaking Even

“Design is where science and art break even.” Mieke Gerritzen

Art of Architecture: Practice Excellence

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

Vote for the art of architecture!

We need your vote! As Seattle architects, we’re honored to participate in the 2020 Luxe RED Awards! Brought to you by Luxe Interiors + Design, this competition rewards the best of home design in the United States. Your vote matters. This year, we’ve submitted two of our favorite projects under two categories, so you have …

Remembering Service Members through Architecture

Today is Veteran’s Day—the anniversary of the end of “the war to end all wars” and an opportunity to honor all men and women who have served the United States through military duty. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore the story in architecture of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. War memorials present uniquely challenging opportunities for architects …

Ask an Architect: Building Your Dream House

So you want to build a house. We get it. It’s a daunting process, especially when you don’t have an ally. So how do you get started? You often hear stories about what can go wrong, how expensive a project can become, and how long it takes. You may wonder what it’s like to work …

5 More Fireplace Designs for Fall

The fireplace is the quintessential place where beauty and comfort meet. It provides the basic human necessity of warmth amid the cooler seasons, often with character and elegance. Great fireplace design brings beauty and delight to the home. Art & Warmth Canvas and Light frames the classic fireplace design with color and light. A striking painting …

The Art of the Pool House

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 …