Some towns or neighborhoods have a definite atmosphere. It is not uncommon to hear people describing places as rough, easy-going, or even pretentious. Attitudes about an area can come from the people who live there, its history or sometimes the weather.
“Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky…” Despite the lyrics of this famous 1962 protest song, with innovative thinking it is possible to create a cube-shaped house that is both visually engaging and tasteful, as demonstrated by this, architect Lane Williams’ own home.
Following tradition and providing privacy at all costs are no longer architectural imperatives for a new wave of out-of-city residences. Today, design integrity, generous open-plan interiors and crisp material palettes combine with global priorities of energy efficiency and sustainability.