5 Principles for a Well-Designed Home

For a house to be a home — at least a KAA-designed home — it must respect nature and elevate the spirit. And that can't be rushed.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionSymbiosis is essential in a KAA design and that means that homes and landscapes define each other; they don’t stand alone.
It is an ongoing KAA effort to encourage clients to think "green" on a variety of levels, architect Kirkpatrick says. In the California home pictured, the design respects nature with its wall-high views of the beauty outside, and with natural outdoor rooms.