We toured the Spacestation in CV, which showed the potential of contemporary architecture, but left us hanging – and hoping for better examples.

The Division Knoll Residence in Big Sur, California was designed by Sagan Piechota Architecture.

Elemental in nature – walls of glass, floors of stone, supports of concrete, a roof of copper – “it’s not really about the architecture itself, but more about the architecture as a vessel for looking at the view,” says Daniel Piechota.

Because of the simplicity of materials, it’s almost an invisible structure. There are certain angles where you’re pretty much looking through the house, and you almost don’t see it.

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