Excitement is permeating the outdoor space- just talk to an expert, and you'll feel it too. Materials, both new and centuries old, are transcending the ordinary, even the "high-end" rubric; instead, they are interesting, they evoke warmth-they tell a story. The key words are no longer form and function but rather, beauty and technology. Together, these two formerly opposite elements create intimate spaces that are vividly original.
"This ridge-top house in Santa Fe is organised around a pair of perpendicular concrete walls that orient the house toward specific views," said the firm, which has offices in Austin and New York. The longer partition extends from the north to the south, defining the limit of the lower vestibule and cutting through part of the raised terrace.