Miami Design District has another article of top 100 architects and designers of this passing year selected by Architectural Digest.
In this proficient selection courtesy of AD, these artists will be categorized by their specialties within the design world. Today we will presenting two opposite “The Classicists” refreshing history’s lessons for contemporary life and the “The Modernists” cutting-edge architects who put a poetic spin on pure forms.
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“The Classicists – 4 Superstar talents refreshing history’s lessons for contemporary life”
Ferguson & Shamamian ArchitectsThe New-York based firm led by Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian aspires to “carry forward the best the past offers in new and appropriate ways.” They often do work in residential designs in a very classical fashion to an extremely elite clientele. Above, you can see the result of a renovation of a duplex by the duo.
P. Schafer ArchitectThe Designer’s main goal is to design comfortable and accommodating houses that have a timeless distinction. His primary source of inspiration is American House architects of the Colonial Revival period. He designed this marvellous pool house in Connecticut that takes the form of a luxurious barn with stone walls.
Ike Kligerman BarkleyJohn Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, and Joel Barkley best describe their style as being emotional, approachable, and intellectual. Their work is best known for having stunning rooflines, audacious dormers, and shingles galore. You can see the first one in this beautiful residence in Rhode Island.
Peter Pennoyer ArchitectsThe New-York based designer utilises 3-D rapid prototyping in order to produce unique details and objects in a project. In addition, Pennoyer is recognised as a forerunner in classicism and historic preservation. The Image illustrates one of his renovation projects in a New York townhouse.
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“The Modernists – 9 cutting-edge architects who put a poetic spin on pure forms”
Deborah Berke PartnersThe Architect is renowned for her dexterity on balancing modern with warmth aspects. Berke’s designs represent a sense of clarity, simplicity, and sensitivity to context. Currently, she is the dean of the Yale School of Architecture. Depicted above, you can visualise the designer’s minimalist house, in Bridgehampton.
Leroy Street StudioThe Studio is represented by Marc Turkel, Morgan Hare, and Shawn Watts and they design intelligent, responsible, inquisitive, and enduring buildings. Their next project will entail going back to design basics, meaning understated and thoughtfully crafted architecture.
Olson KundigBased in Seattle, the architecture firm introduces refined aesthetics with a relaxed Pacific Northwest spirit. According to Kundig, “Architecture is about context — cultural or natural,” Olson believes that “Indoors and outdoors should flow together.” Take a look at their astonishing design of a Hillside Villa in Hong Kong.
Sawyer | BersonTheir architectural and landscape productions combine elements of traditional and modern caliber. They have designed Julianne Moore’s garden in her New York townhouse and the result is simply sensational as the duo used reclaimed bluestone pavers for the terrace and a striking black fence.
Selldorf ArchitectsThe Architecture practice was founded by Annabelle Selldorf. Her designs are best defined for mixing rigour with romance in ambitious ventures. Take a look at practice’s renovation project of the John Way Library at Brown University.
SheltonMindelCo-founder of SheltonMindel, Lee F. Mindel declares that the New York firm “creates spaces that solve problems”. The architect is an expert in 20th-century design especially when it comes to uncluttered spaces rooted in history. Above depicted, you can see the alluring interiors of a house in Colorado.
Steven Harris ArchitectsBased in Tribeca, the architecture firm develops a varied range of productions, from penthouses to pool houses. To the designer, it is important to involve the client in a refined and communicative process to create the most singular and exquisite spaces as one can observe in this oceanfront retreat in New York.
Tod Williams Billie Tsien ArchitectsThe husband-and-wife architecture team is acclaimed for producing masterpieces that feature clean lines and serene spaces. Their philosophy lies in the following belief: “We measure the value of our work by the quiet pleasure of the lives lived in our buildings.”
Toshiko Mori Architect
Renowned for creating modern spaces while exploring the grace of poetry, the designer showcases a wide spectrum of products, ranging from cultural to residential designs. Basically, Mori is a skilled master of nuanced spatial designs.