A Modern Take on a Country Garden House

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Situated to be in harmony with its lush landscape, this home built for a master gardener takes every opportunity to draw in views of the surrounding gardens and rolling hills, while also creating a warm and comfortable space suitable for a multi-generational family. “The form of the reclaimed barnwood-clad house is reminiscent of a farm structure or even a greenhouse with its gridded glazing and pitched roof, and high windows at each end of the main volume flood the home with light.” Gardens designed in collaboration with notable plantsman Dan Hinkley are visible from every room, and window walls by …

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Serene Home Design on Long Island Sound

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Nature loves a soft curve and a gentle line that dips and soars. In fact, the natural world is full of these sublime details: budding flowers, a bird’s wing, an ocean wave cresting. And that idea seems to be infused into the lines of this coastal Long Island Sound two-story home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Achieving the home’s serene mood—amid amenities such as a theater, wine room, and hammam, or Turkish bath—required a collaborative approach. The home’s diligent design team included McKee Patterson, partner-in-charge of Austin Patterson Disston Architects in Southport, Connecticut and Quogue, New York; interior designer Maria Barry, cofounder of Le …

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Guest House Amplifies Beauty

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This daring two-bedroom guest house by Allied Works Architecture explores, responds to and amplifies the beauty of its context. Located in a mature deciduous forest of oak, hickory and birch, the architects imagined it as a place to escape the pressures of the city and experience the dramatic change of nature’s four seasons. The fine detailing and careful material selection that make up this building are integral to facilitating such a tranquil environment for connecting with the surrounding environment. The guest house is formed through a series of enclosures and terraces made from panels of wood and glass, manufactured by Dynamic. To …

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Kinetic Façades: Tactile Machines for Living

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Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig has recently crafted a number of unique off-grid, low-tech smart homes with transforming facades. Although seemingly unsophisticated, their façades utilize intricate systems of hinges, pulleys and bearings, devised by Phil Turner, the firm’s in-house “gizmologist.” These hand-operated elements bring tactile experience back to architecture, challenging people to rethink their relationship with the environment around them. The Bigwood Residence, located at the base of the Smoky Mountains in Idaho and built with materials and solutions provided by Dynamic Architectural are highlighted in these unique structures. “The outdoors is welcomed in at nearly every turn, with expansive …

New England Farmhouse with Steel Windows

Steel Windows Help Redefine New England Farmhouse

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The following article feature two project collaborations by Architect Tom Kundig and Designer Rodman Primack, one in Hawaii and the other on Long Island. Dynamic was pleased to have the opportunity to supply the steel windows and doors for the beautiful Long Island project. It’s always rewarding when you get to work with both a great architect and contractor at the same time. When they came upon a piece of land in North Fork of Long Island with a 100-year-old house spectacularly sited atop a promontory jutting out into the water, they, with Kundig and Primack, immediately thought, This is it. …

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Dynamic Steel-Arte in Wine Country

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Osborn Siegert Architecture and Centric General Contractors recently selected Dynamic Architectural as their fenestration partner for the new Davies Tasting Room in the Diamond Mountain appellation south of Calistoga. This unique construction, with steel windows and doors supplied by Dynamic, is helping bind the region’s history and the local community together. Davies Vineyards was conceived at the historic Schramsberg Winery, which is situated in the Diamond Mountain appellation south of Calistoga. Named after Jack and Jamie Davies, the founders restored Schramsberg, one of the earliest wineries in Napa Valley. Their son Hugh is the President of Schramsberg and he oversees wine making for …

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Modern Rural Idaho Home by Olson Kundig

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The Bigwood Residence by architectural firm Olson Kundig is tucked into a hillside in Sun Valley, a resort town in Idaho. Encompassing 6,500 square feet (604 square metres), the two-storey vacation home offers sweeping views of natural landmarks such as Bald Mountain, Griffin Butte and Adams Gulch. The house is composed of two cantilevering bars made of glass and steel, which project toward the landscape. One bar serves as the main dwelling, while the other contains guest quarters. Providing a strong connection to the surrounding environment was a guiding concern for the architects. With exterior steel windows and door systems by Dynamic Architectural, …

Shingle Style Home by Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Shingle Style Home Strikes the Right Balance

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This timeless Colonial Shingle style home design is situated on a rocky ridge with spectacular views in Rye, New York. The architect, McKee Patterson, AIA, of Austin Patterson Disston Architects in Southport, Connecticut, achieved a delicate balance of subtlety and grand presence through finely wrought details that allow the homeowners’ art—and the stunning waterfront setting—to shine. “There’s a fine line between something looking too ornamented and not ornamental enough,” Patterson says. “It’s tricky to know where to stop and where to go.” Patterson and the homeowners agreed that the home should strike a balance, encouraging an easygoing pace without sacrificing …

Brooklyn Heights Row House Gets a Bold New Personality

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The renovation of this Brooklyn Heights row house features modern elements within a historic context. Glass and steel windows and doors open up the living spaces to light and air, breathing new life into the mid-1800s brick structure. In the living room, a brushed-brass Lindsey Adelman chandelier is suspended above an A. Rudin sofa and a vintage chair reupholstered in Holly Hunt’s Amazed in Night Magic; the floor lamp is from Ralph Lauren Home. Andy Diaz Hope’s Centering Device #8 is mounted in the corner. A custom tufted Chesterfield sofa, mahogany table, and Artistic Frame nailhead-trim chair form a dining area off the …

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Aspen Abode with Modern, Linear Architecture

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In the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado, every turn in the road holds the promise of a spectacular new vista—and the magnificent sights are not necessarily limited to snow-capped peaks and expansive valley views. The area around Aspen, for instance, has become home to many impressive examples of architecture, including a contemporary structure by architects Rich Pavcek and Charles Cunniffe designed to both embrace its site along the Roaring Fork River and stand out from a wild landscape of evergreen, aspen and cottonwood trees. “This is a pretty extraordinary environment,” says Cunniffe—and one that required an equally impressive response. The …

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Clear Sightlines in Modern Austin Home

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Natural elements and watery hues imbue this resort-like home on Lake Austin. Limestone and smooth acrylic stucco cover the home’s main body, while the second story is clad with zinc panels. The interiors combine modern and natural elements in reference to the lakeside setting. A cantilevered roofline creates variations in this modern Austin home’s geometric lines, while warm wood soffits and zinc panels break up its stone-and-stucco massing. Aluminum-clad windows and a custom steel-and-glass pivot door fabricated by Dynamic allows in sunlight and creates a sightline through the home to the backyard. “This home is all about the lake lifestyle. It’s almost …

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San Francisco Architect “Minimal and Serene”

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Some years ago, San Francisco architect John Maniscalco came across one of those opportunities that demand a certain stamina: an aging two-story house was available for a relative bargain price but required lengthy negotiations with the city’s historic-preservation board in order to overhaul. But its location—directly bordering the national parklands of the Presidio—was ideal for his family’s vision of “a country house in the city,” as he describes it. Indeed, the resulting 5,400-square-foot residence emphasizes connection to the outdoors to a degree that would be notable even in a rural setting. To take advantage of the expansive views, the architect …

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Mountain Home, Built for the Views

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Excerpts from Norman Kolpas of Mountain Living A Dream Home in the Tetons with Mod Style “Views of the Tetons are almost always the paramount issue here in Jackson Hole,” says Brad Hoyt, lead architect of Hoyt/CTA Architects Engineers in Jackson, Wyoming. The building site, almost an acre of ridge-top land in the Spring Creek Ranch subdivision, slopes downward to both the west and the south. For this reason the architects opted to stack the home’s three levels, orienting the primary rooms toward views that sweep directly across the valley to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and span the entire Teton Range. “We …

2016 AIA Housing Award

Dynamic is honored to have supplied windows to winning design

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Excerpts from the article on the American Institute of Architects website. Lake|Flato’s Hog Pen Creek Residence is one of ten projects honored nationwide with a 2016 AIA Housing Award for it’s cohesive, place-based design emphasizing exterior living space and connections to the outdoors. The Hog Pen Creek Residence was designed as a home for a Bay Area couple who were looking to return to their Texas roots as they were approaching retirement age. They asked that the house connect to the outdoors, facilitate his training as an Ironman triathlete, and accommodate separate office spaces as they transition to retirement. One …

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Lake Tahoe Home Blends Multiple Styles

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Excerpts from Kyle Magin of Tahoe Quarterly An expertly crafted home for a family of six in Martis Camp inspires a double-take. A stone, metal and clear cedar palette is standard in Martis homes, but there’s something different about this one. Traditional materials join together in a decidedly contemporary way—the sandstone is cut horizontally as opposed to stacked, copper shingles will age differently than the more common hot-rolled steel applications while curved rooflines bend conventional materials to the home’s contemporary design. It beckons for a closer inspection both inside and out. Homeowners commissioned Keith Kelly and Ryan Marsden of Truckee’s Kelly-Stone Architects, …

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Batimat Exhibition, Paris: International Window Design Awards

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Two International Design Awards at Batimat in Paris for the “ARTE” Thermally Broken Steel Window Profile VANCOUVER, BC – April 2012 Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors is proud to announce that the “ARTE” thermally broken steel window & door profile enjoyed double success, winning two awards at this year’s international construction design exhibition. The Batimat Building Exhibition in Paris is one of the most important international tradeshows for the construction industry, showcasing innovative technical solutions that characterize sustainable construction and renovation projects. The international “Innovation & Design” competitions are an integral part of the Batimat exhibition, drawing a large number …

Clyfford Still Museum

Allied Architects Project Featured in Architect Online Magazine

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Architect Online Magazine, the official media publication of AIA, recently published the following story and slide show on the Clifford-Still Museum in Denver. The project was designed by Allied Architects in Portland Oregon. Dynamic supplied all of the stained mahogany exterior windows and the interior lift & slide doors separating the painting room.