Architecture Innovator Winners

Our IDA winners have been announced! Discover who our judges picked for best in Architecture!



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Modern Masterpiece A newly overhung roof and a wall of windows lend depth and transparency to this reconsidered 1970s house. While simple, Joeb Moore’s interventions required precision of measurement, shadow and scale, as seen in this overall sketch (below). photograph by timothy schenck; ILLUSTRATioN  Courtesy of Joeb Moore + Partners



Hip To Be Square Enormous pavers (top row left and middle) provide a sense of rhythm to an outdoor walkway that sweeps past the barn studio and to the low-slung main house. In the barn studio (bottom middle), a bright red Crate & Barrel rug offers a pop of color against stark white walls. A garage door through Ed’s Garage Doors gives the space an urban loft feel. A clean-lined bathroom bottom left) with verdant views boasts a Wetstyle tub and Porcelanosa tile. Open Plans A walnut-paneled kitchen (top row right) featuring a cut-out window overlooking the landscape, a sleek KWC faucet through Klaff’s and a sweeping Caesarstone breakfast bar delivers both iconic modernism and an invitation to nature. A long living room (bottom row right) opens up to views of the outside and creates a central passageway between the kitchen, family room and the house’s master suite. A Crate & Barrel sectional wraps around a Blu Dot coffee table. photographs by timothy schenck

 

Winner

A collaborative endeavor updates a mid-century modern for 21st-century family life

Joeb Moore is having a conversation both with and about his award-winning house—a project that, itself, is having a conversation with the landscape—and, at the same time, a conversation with his clients, two designers who were extremely involved in both design and construction. “The core theme of this particular project is collaboration,” he says by way of explaining the multifaceted dialogues going on in this renovation and update of an original 1970s Peter Ogden structure. One dialogue is between architect and clients (typical); one is between architecture and the natural landscape (necessary); one is between building and cultural landscape (unexpected); and one is between the expanded fields of art and architecture (deep). “We don’t see a building as just a physical object,” Moore says. “We see it as deeply embedded in this larger social field.”

The house would seem prepared to buckle under the weight of such interpretation, but the strength of the project is that it can both stand up to and support Moore’s ideological and interpretive investigations. To introduce a more contemporary aesthetic, Moore gave the original roof a three-and-a-half-foot overhang that made it appear to float above a revamped stucco exterior; ripped off the trim; installed 8-by-8-foot glass panels that brought what Moore calls “unbelievably beautiful” light into the interior; added a new office to the programatic layout; and opened that up to the nature preserve the house overlooks. “It was already mid-century modern,” Moore says of the incredible palette he was presented with. “We just abstracted it further.”

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