5x5: Top 5 Most Liked Architecture
by Ted Savage / July 16, 2011

5x5 is five days of Top 5's from the MoCo archives, all in a unifying theme. This edition: People's choice! A collection of your most Liked over the last few months, a category a day... Day 3: Architecture.



1. Beached House by BKK Architects

Playing with time and space, Beached House employs irregularly folded spaces - "volumetric origami" - to suggest a structure that has evolved over time.




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2. The Pierre by Olson Kundig Architect

Providing vault-like protection, The Pierre is wedged in rock on an island off the coast of the US northwest, secure home to an art collector and collections.




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3. Record House Revisited by David Jameson

Respectfully redesigned (as a condition of sale), Record House was remodeled after 40 years to retain the spirit of the original design, while visually connecting the interior to its woodland setting.




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4. Elm House by Randy Brown Architects

Affordable and eco-friendly, Elm House features include bamboo floors, cement fiber board, native grasses requiring no irrigation, natural lighting, 1" low-e insulated glass, and a central stair [integrating] recycled cedar fencing.




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5. L House by BCHO Architects

Completely sealable when unoccupied, L House is a weekend home for now, with plans to become the owners' full-time residence in a few years.


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