previous
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Gallery: Custom Flooring
    Gallery: Custom Flooring
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Solid Deck-Framing Advice
    Solid Deck-Framing Advice
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Slideshow: 12 Stunning Remodels
    Slideshow: 12 Stunning Remodels
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
next
Pin It

Audio: Pacific Northwest Architecture

An architect highlights the hallmarks of a style that responds to its environment  

Click on the image to launch the slideshow. Click on the image to launch the slideshow.

Citing his own work and that of two other progressive firms, architect James Tuer discusses and illustrates how challenges in climate, topography, and culture blended to create a unique regional style known as Pacific Northwest Architecture. James details the hallmarks of the style, such as the use of large overhangs, expansive glass, and hybrid timber framing, and highlights examples in his design on Bowen Island, British Columbia where he applied specific design lessons adapted from his inspirations, Peter Bohlin and James Cutler.

To learn more about James' design, read Exploiting the Elements of Passive Design from Fine Homebuilding issue #201, (Feb/March 2009), pp.74- 79, and visit him on the Web at www.jwtarchitecture.com

Click on the image to launch the slideshow.

Photos by Rob Yagid, with the following exceptions: photos of Peter Bohlin's work were provided courtesy of his firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; photos of James Cutler's work were provided courtesy of his firm, Cutler Anderson Architects.