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Photographer: Don Glentzer

Wabi Sabi House

  • PROJECT ROLES
  • Rick Sundberg, Design Principal
  • Misun Chung Gerrick, Project Manager
  • LOCATION & YEAR
  • Houston, TX, 2008

Project Details

“Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It’s a beauty of things modest and humble. It’s a beauty of things unconventional.” -Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Set in a traditional residential neighborhood of Houston, this single-family home combines the beauty of natural materials and simple modern forms. The roughness of cedar siding is balanced by a quiet and peaceful interior. An open floor plan facilitates flow through the space, culminating in an expansive roof deck, which overlooks mature bamboo and pecan trees.