Architectural Record:  Villa Kogelhof floats above  the Dutch landscape

Architectural Record: Villa Kogelhof floats above the Dutch landscape

It took an hour to think up and six years to build: the ultrasleek modernist Villa Kogelhof, hidden away in an agrarian area in the south of the Netherlands. Architect Paul de Ruiter wanted a self-sufficent glass villa, the client  -an onion and potato trader – wanted a house with the clean esthetics of a parking garage. They both got what they wanted. Read my article for Architectural Record below. Read the article…

Sweet&Salt hints at  the dualities within

Sweet&Salt hints at the dualities within

“Since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy wrought their respective devastations, the effect of water on American cities has gained sudden urgency in an era of inexorable climate change”, writes Matthew Kiefer in his eloquent review of Sweet&Salt for the magazine of the Boston Society of Architects. “Thus the appeal of Sweet&Salt.” It hints at dualities within, he says: fresh water and salt, land and sea, ecology and economy, nature and culture, even art and life. Read the article…