PC Garden House in Japan by Kengo Kuma | Yellowtrace

PC Garden House in Japan by Kengo Kuma.

Who feels like a cool drink of water? I felt like I’d had one after looking at Mitsumasa Fujitsuka’s photos of this beautiful Kengo Kuma house. It’s a littler, newer, Katsura. Spare Japanese perfection, just...
Mölle by the Sea by Elding Oscarson | Yellowtrace

Mölle by the Sea by Elding Oscarson // Sweden.

Sweden – top three in my list of places I’d be from if I wasn’t from here. Elding Oscarson – similarly top-ranking in the sort of architects I’d be if I was in that league. So what joy today’s post brings...
House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer | Yellowtrace

House in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer // Switzerland.

To Switzerland, today, where outside the little town Balsthal stands this sweet cottage by Pascal Flammer. Looking at the photos (by Ioana Marinescu), I can’t stop the walls and roof morphing into gingerbread. I’m...
Frey House II by Albert Frey | Yellowtrace

Albert Frey House II in Palm Springs.

If I was supremely talented, in possession of a spectacular site in the hills above a resort town, armed with a Bunnings power pass, and in command of the sort of budget most architects have (which is to say, fuck...
Sheats Goldstein House by John Lautner | Yellowtrace

Sheats Goldstein House by John Lautner.

Writing about this house is a bit like chucking in my two cents about Meryl Streep. Occupying a realm beyond mere fame, the scene-stealer of countless movies, you all have an informed and long-developed opinion, and nothing I...
Joshua Tree House by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg | Yellowtrace

Joshua Tree House by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg.

What I like about writing for Yellowtrace is that I get to spend a fair bit of time mentally arranging my furniture in houses other than my own. With this one I am stumped. Being frank, this house is not my cup of...
Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014 | Yellowtrace

Event Report // Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014.

Armchair tourists, we’re off to California! I recently had the luck to attend this year’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, with my good friends Sarah Jane Pyke of Arent and Pyke, Sara Pearson of Pearson Architecture, and...