House in Ullastret (Girona), Spain | Harquitectes

House in Ullastret (Girona), Spain.

The stone wall that marked the boundaries of the property ran around the whole site, and passers-by could only see the treetops. Although the materiality and the irregularity of the wall geometry gave it a particular character and presence, the planning regulations now in force obliged the street to be widened, making it impossible to preserve the…

Vault House

Arch. Dome. Vault House. The terms are relics of architectural history, but in Southern California they are also the building blocks of suburbia, where Mission-style McMansions flaunt endless stucco arches and vaulted foyers. Principals Sharon Johnston, AIA, and Mark Lee of Los Angeles–based Johnston Marklee, however, have updated the archaic and used vaults to rethink…