The Art of Remodeling

One of the privileges of architecture is to breathe new life into existing homes. It’s an opportunity to identify and draw out beauty in old spaces. As we went about remodeling this 1980s spec home, we drew inspiration from the homeowners’ love artistry and shingle style homes on the Nantucket seaside. A Space for Art …

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 Landscape Architecture

“All gardening is landscape painting.” William Kent Every detail of a home speaks to the artistry of the whole. Each fixture, window casing, and trim piece contributes to the story. It’s why we take care to consider every angle of a project. We want every space to mingle naturally with every other—including the outdoors. The …

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 …

Design Essentials: Scale and Proportion

As artists and architects, Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture cherishes age-old design principles that guide us in our art, whether it’s a traditional gothic estate or a contemporary family home. These architectural design principles enable us to create livable spaces that never grow old. Scale and proportion are among the most important tools we use when …

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

The Art of Architecture: Light

“Light, God’s eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.” Thomas Fuller