west coast modern by zahid sardar and photographer matthew millman features “house for a musher” as one of 27 examples for modern design in the west.
“Architects and designers are breaking new ground in the West, incorporating tested ideas with modern technologies, materials and concepts in thrilling and sustainable designs. This collection of more than 25 inspiring residences in Canada and the United States, including far-flung Hawaii and Alaska, by such renowned western architects and interior designers as Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Tom Kundig, Jim Jennings, Steven Ehrlich, Leo Marmol, Ron Radziner, Anne Fougeron, Joshua Aidlin, David Darling, Greg Warner, Brooks Walker, Paul Wiseman, Terry Hunziker and Gary Hutton showcases large and small homes that respond to the expansive deserts, mountains, plains and coastlines of the West. Designed for a range of climates, the houses allude to Mesoamerican adobe and Spanish Mission courtyard dwellings yet sport a modern western aesthetic. The sculptural forms and elegant interiors are at once both urban and rural, open to the outdoors and always contemporary, comfortable and stylish.”
canadian photographer kamil bialous shares some of the images he took of our house for a musher that he shot for dwell last fall.
“A house for a musher; Martin Buser and Kathy Chapoton residence photographed for Dwell. A modern log cabin, with perfect views of golden valleys and distant mountains, and finished in black charred cedar, sits atop one of the highest hills around. Overlooking a meadow, lake, and Martin’s dog kennels, the land changes with the light and seasons, the windows becoming picture frames to the scenery.
But the house is not a fortress – designed by architects Mayer Sattler-Smith, its concept allows an indoor/outdoors balance, because you don’t just look at the landscape, you live with it. Like living in a viewmaster.