Urban Oasis is a Seattle-area landscape design firm specializing in creative, sustainable outdoor spaces. Founded in 2010 by Landscape Architect & Project Manager Carrie Culp and Field Supervisor and Quality Control Manager Trevor Daley, the team now also includes Landscape Designer Cory Egan. The group is skilled in creating beautiful and enjoyable backyard landscapes as well as in constructing outdoor structures, kitchens, and fireplaces that expand the definition of outdoor living.

Fagin Partners: Design Spotlight for Passive House

Fagin Partners is one of the leading designers in Dallas with a passion for creating sustainable and stylish modern homes. The designers, Kyle and Connor Fagin, are a talented father-and-son team who are building the first International Passive House in Texas to reach the next level of efficiency. Their mission is to construct homes that are mindful of the environment while still achieving a modern aesthetic and long-term affordability for homeowners. We had a chance to talk with Fagin Partners about their design process and their upcoming Lively Lane Passive House.

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Scottsdale Property – photo via Bill Timmerman 

California based award-winning architectural firm, Marmol Radziner, is known for their mid-century modern-inspired designs. Most of their single-family homes, such as the Scottsdale winter retreat and the Benvenuto Court mountain home, are designed for indoor-outdoor living and extensive use of the space year round. We talk to the team at the design-build firm about what inspires their unique yet simple designs, as well as where they see the future in outdoor living.

Located in Woodside, CA on a large hidden lot at the end of the road, Meadow Creak Residence stops at a creek and densely wooded hillside. The site has a rural feel as the property stretches from north to south, allowing the main spaces to embrace its views. This 9,800 square foot home is designed by Arcanum Architecture, Inc., a San Francisco based design firm with a portfolio of modern styled homes. We spoke with Arcanum’s architects about the details of Meadow Creek Residence and what they were looking to achieve with this design.

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