As assistant professor of physics at Mount Holyoke, Alexi Arango's 1,000-square-foot home in Amherst, Massachusetts is run entirely by solar power. He uses the home as an example in the class he teaches on renewable energy.
Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera, co-founders of interdisciplinary design firm MARK + VIVI, happily took on the challenge of building their dream home in a transitioning Montreal neighborhood. "I always wanted to have my very own yellow brick road," says owner Viviana de Loera, whose favorite part of the home is the playful staircase. The original stairs and handrail were preserved in the renovation.
This five-building neighborhood was commissioned by the National Housing Trust in Slovenia. Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti was responsible for the architecture and the landscape design. Each building contains a mixed-use common area.
Alexandra Angle transformed a beachside cabin into a colorful retreat for a college friend and her family on Fired Island. The wood screen concealing the outdoor shower was painted yellow and white, matching the color scheme in the guest bathroom.
Inspired by her experience growing up in the 1970s as the daughter of an interior decorator, designer Lindsey Adelman created the Tardi Sofa—smartly named because “it took a damn long time.” The sensible silhouette is punctuated by the sofa’s playful colorway, evoking an element of surprise and irreverence while adding visual intrigue to any decor.