Recently Completed, More Photos!

Thought we'd share a few more twilight photos from this One Architects' designed home in Mountain Village Colorado, built by Refined Custom Homes. 

photos © Jennifer Koskinen | Merritt Design Photo


Architecture: In the Details

Every corner and each surface to touch is an opportunity to design...

Here are some details from a recently photographed One Architects project in Mountain Village, Colorado.  From leather drawer pulls to a completely re-considered hinged front door handle, to a piece of mining history -- an impressive recycled crusher cone -- re-imagined and given new life as a stunning fire-pit... Architecture is alive in the details.

Watch for full project photos soon!

photos © Jennifer Koskinen | Merritt Design Photo


Construction Glimpses

Enjoy a few teasers of another One project in construction and nearing completion.

Super excited to share photographs of the finished project this summer!


Hand Drawn Map | L.A. by Jodie

For a fun glimpse into Jodie's creative thought process and her pen, enjoy the comparison of a progress and final sketch of this gorgeous hand drawn map of a recent trip of hers to Los Angeles, CA.

What is chosen for inclusion on any map is highly subjective, and I always enjoy pondering the choices on Jodie's beautiful and artful impressions her travels, in this case of a sprawling California city by the sea... makes me want to take a trip!

[ sketch in progress ]

[ final map ]
If you'd like to see more of Jodie's maps, visit her gallery at Hand Drawn Maps.


Designing outside the Box: Stairs

Stair design is such a uniquely fun opportunity for an architect.  A great stair can become one of the most dynamic and fun elements of layered architecture - sculptural in its own right.

Here you can see the evolution of a non-traditional stair in a One Architects home currently under construction, which, even at this early phase already contains elements of sculptural opacity, translucency, material layers, and a wonderfully creative riser detail.

For more photos of some of our favorite finished stair designs, please visit our earlier Stairs as Art post!


Evolution of a Bridge Detail

It is highly gratifying to see design come to 3 dimensional life in the construction phase of a project.
Here's a peek at a few job-site photos from a One Architects project in the Mountain Village, now nearing completion.  Working with Russ from All-Steel, these custom steel details came together beautifully with reclaimed wood on this bridge connector element, a main feature from the entrance to the property.  We are excited to share the finished project after it is photographed this spring!