Monthly Archives: August 2012

Interior Architecture with Urban Flare

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by

Whether living in the big city, or on the outskirts of town, your home’s interior architecture does not have to reflect your community. If you dare to go more contemporary and urban with your interior architecture, be bold and design the home of your dreams.

Take a look at this home that was designed by a Naperville, Ill. architect that was featured in the September 2012 edition of Interiors Magazine.

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A stone wall above the fireplace adds texture and a natural touch the living room. Notice the sleek wall-paneled ceiling with linear slits that hide the ambient lighting.


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The entry has an intriguing foyer with a serpentine staircase and dropped ceiling that captures the eye.


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Sleek gray cabinetry against the light colored walls add great color contrast in the kitchen. The cabinetry also hides a few of the appliances.

When it comes to your Kansas City home’s architectural style, what do you prefer?



Groundbreaking Homes: Residences by Innovative Architects

Posted on August 22nd, 2012 by

There have been few innovative architects that have etched out a permanent mark in history due to their groundbreaking designs. In fact, Architectural Digest has featured a few of those groundbreaking residences of the past century along with their master designer architects. Take a look at a few that were featured:

Photos via Architectural Digest

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Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania Frank Lloyd Wright

Conceived by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the remote Allegheny Mountain getaway called Fallingwater, is a wondrous “three-story domestic sculpture”. Sitting over a natural waterfall, this home is “composed of intersecting sandstone, glass, and reinforced-concrete planes that spring out of a rock ledge”.(1935)


The Glass House

The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut Philip Johnson

Architect Philip Johnson was so taken with the lyrical transparency of Mies van der Rohe’s 1946–51 glass-walled house, he decided to begin working on his own transparent abode. The result was a small country house composed of crystalline walls in a lush 47 acres woodland called The Glass House. (1949)



Villa Savoye, Poissy, France Le Corbusier/Pierre Jeanneret

A popular residence that is a highlight of the modernist movement in architecture, Villa Savoye sits atop slender columns that makes room for parking below the sleek reinforced concrete block. The home was completed in 1930 with designs by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.

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Tale of 2 Artists

Posted on August 16th, 2012 by

Tale of 2 artists – Kia Bondurant, Photographer and David Dussair, Architect and Craftsman

Kia Bondurant took this photo of Dave and me. It is my favorite of all our photos!  Kia captured how I want to look!

 For Kia and Andy Bondurant, David Dussair designed an addition to their farmhouse in Louisburg, Kansas.  This hand-drawn rendering is of the back of the house.  David listens and observes our clients and carefully designs their dreams – capturing how they want their house to look!

 Do you want a skilled artist and architect to design your new home or home addition? Whether you live in Kansas City or have a vacation home in another state, David Dussair of Design Build Team will take the time to truly listen and observe you and your family to design the home of your dreams!