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AIA national Small Projects Award for Four Eyes House

February 19, 2012

We are happy to announce that our Four Eyes House has won the 2013 AIA Small Projects Award in the Unbuilt category.  This is a national award, open to all AIA members.  The jury commented:

This is exquisite; a minimalist “tour de force”. Conceptual reinforcement of phenomena makes for a very powerful connection with nature. The imagery is expertly rendered and communicated. Both rational and lyrical and possessing excellent spatial quality. Architectural towers and horizontal lines modulate the viewer’s experience and connection with an elemental landscape. It redefines how a home should be built.


One can find minimalist, modern architecture easily these days – design blogs, glossy magazines, and so on. However, minimalist modern architecture that is referential to the cosmos, the horizon, and the sun is rare indeed. This project takes the experience of place and via an ‘architectural amplifier’ of thoughtful movement (ascension into each bedroom space) and choreographed view capture / light receiver (well-placed windows), makes it a triumphant celebration of humankind situated in the center of the natural universe.

An awards ceremony will be held at the AIA National Convention in Denver on June 20th.  Our presentation boards for this project will also be on view at the convention.