Northwest Featured Home

The NW featured Home program invites four guest curators each year to create an online image archive representing design excellence in residential architecture in the Pacific Northwest.

Created by the AIA Seattle Small Practice and Residential Committee (SPARC), this program is intended to showcase the best of Northwest residential architecture. Our purpose is to educate the public about the breadth, variety and quality of residential architecture in the region. In doing so we hope to raise the bar on building design in the Northwest, starting with the home, the place where people spend the majority of their time.

Curator applications are encouraged from highly qualified professionals from any part of the globe for consideration by the committee, and the committee itself will nominate and select individuals directly from their own deliberations.

How to participate:

  • Follow @nwfeaturedhome on Instagram for ongoing content
  • Submit content for curator consideration (details coming soon!).

Featured Homes

2022 – Quarter 2: Curated by Joesph Herrin AIA of Heliotrope Architects.

Shed Architecture Madrona Passive house - NW Featured Home number 4Madrona Passive by Shed Architecture & Design – The Madrona Passive House sites on a cul-de-sac overlooking Lake Washington. FSC certified rough sawn cedar cladding gives texture to the geometric form of the house. A Living Screen fence, wall and canopy shelter the entry while providing an armature for star jasmine.​​​​​​​​ Reducing energy use is the biggest single thing we can do to reduce the environmental impact of buildings – which generate nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions. Passive House is a European system of designing and building focused on minimizing the energy required to condition homes. Approaches like this are critical to meeting our climate challenge.

 

2022 – Quarter 1: Curated by David Coleman FAIA of David Coleman Architecture.

Casa Cosecha de Lluvia by Robert Hutchison Architecture & JSa ArquitecturaLocated in Temascaltepec, Mexico, this ensemble of small structures exemplifies the essential quality that light plays in the creation of great residential architecture. Consisting of a 1200 SF main residence, a detached art studio and a bathhouse, this modest retreat makes a big impression on a wild landscape. Three large roof monitors allow filtered light deep into the interior. Wide overhangs shield the indoor and outdoor living spaces from the intense summer sun. These relatively simple gestures are handled with great artistry, enlivening the interiors and offering a spatial dynamic that is as unexpected, enriching the experience of home. ​​​​​​​​

 

NW Featured Home - 2022 Q1 selection - Whidbey Island Farm Retreat by mwworks

Whidbey Island Farm Retreat by mwworks – Located on Whidbey Island, this ensemble of three structures situated around a naturalistic courtyard exemplifies the essential quality of PLACE. Consisting of a great room, a bedroom wing connected via a glass knuckle, and a separate bunk room, this modest retreat merges with the serene landscape. A rustic stone landscape wall leads from the parking area to the main entry. Large expanses of glass and cantilevered overhangs frame views of the house and landscape. ​​​​​​​​

 

 

The Wood Block Residence is located in Seattle, Washington. Originally designed by Fred Bassetti in 1962, Chadbourne + Doss Architects reimagined the house to reflect the needs and desires of its current owners. Their remodel elevates the original concept to its highest potential, exemplifying the essential quality of timeless modernism, free from trendy materials, forms and details. ​​​​​​​​