An Architect’s HomeThe warm refuge of this California home stands in stark contrast to its rugged surroundings in the Carmel Highlands. In the autumn of 1952, Nathaniel Owings, a founding partner of SOM, scrambled up a stretch of the Big Sur coastline with Margaret Wentworth. They found respite on an idyllic slice of land, where they picnicked and resolved to make the place their home after they married. A year later, they returned to build “Wild Bird” on this very perch out of concrete and…

An Architect’s HomeThe warm refuge of this California home stands in stark contrast to its rugged surroundings in the Carmel Highlands. In the autumn of 1952, Nathaniel Owings, a founding partner of SOM, scrambled up a stretch of the Big Sur coastline with Margaret Wentworth. They found respite on an idyllic slice of land, where they picnicked and resolved to make the place their home after they married. A year later, they returned to build “Wild Bird” on this very perch out of concrete and…

Tamotsu Teshima - House in Imbe, Okayama 2012. Via, photos © Masao Nishikawa.

Tamotsu Teshima - House in Imbe, Okayama 2012. Via, photos © Masao Nishikawa.

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