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Docomomo US Award | 2017

Kling Midcentury Residence Renovation Wins Docomomo Modernism in America Award

June 2017

Docomomo US Modernism in America AwardsKling Midcentury Residence RenovationThe k YODER design team is exceptionally honored and proud that the Vincent G. Kling Midcentury Residence Renovation has won a 2017 Docomomo US Modernism in America Awards Citation of Merit. This marks the second year in a row a kYd project has been recognized by the program.

Thank you to our project collaborators: Larsen & Landis structural engineers; Hanson General Contracting, Inc.; Matt Nichols Masonry, LLC; Wiss Janney Elstner Associates materials scientists; Jeffrey Totaro Photographer; AGW Communications; and our clients Bentley and Jane Saul.

The Modernism in America Awards represent the highest level of preservation efforts and the growing trend to not only preserve but to document and share those findings with the public. The awards highlight the diversity of important modern buildings and sites. Jurors called the project “sensitively realized” selecting it as one of only nine winners this year. The awards will be presented 06 October in New York.

View all of the 2017 Modernism in America winners here.

 

Preservation Achievement Award | 2017

Kling Midcentury Residence Renovation Wins Grand Jury Award

June 2017

Kling Midcentury Residence2017 Preservation Achievement Awardsk YODER design is delighted to announce the Kling Midcentury Residence Renovation won a Grand Jury Award at the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s annual Preservation Achievement Awards held June 7 at Vie in Philadelphia.

Thank you to our project collaborators: Larsen & Landis structural engineers; Hanson General Contracting, Inc.; Matt Nichols Masonry, LLC; Wiss Janney Elstner Associates materials scientists; Jeffrey Totaro Photographer; AGW Communications; and our clients Bentley and Jane Saul.

Click to read more about the project and view a photo gallery.

The Preservation Achievement Awards celebrate the individuals, organizations, businesses, and projects that exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation throughout the region. The annual event is the largest gathering of preservationists in the Philadelphia area.

This marks the second year in a row a k YODER design project has been honored; last year, the Margaret Esherick House won a Grand Jury Award.

Click here to see a list of all 2017 award winners.

 

 

Interior Collective | 2017

k YODER design and the Kling Midcentury Residence Renovation are featured on The Interior Collective by Caesarstone

May 2017

Kling Midcentury Residence BathroomThe Interior Collective takes viewers on a tour of the Kling Midcentury Residence Renovation in the May 2017 Lifestyle feature profile. The online designer’s spotlight gallery features work that uses Caesarstone products. k YODER design incorporated Caesarstone into the kitchen and bathrooms of the Kling Residence.

The Interior Collective showcases work that demonstrates inspiration, personality, creativity, fashion, and lifestyle. Caesarstone manufactures high-performance premium quartz surfaces for residential and commercial use. It’s a favorite k YODER design product for its durability and beauty.

View the k YODER design house tour here.

 

 

 

Best of Houzz | 2017

k YODER design named Best of Houzz 2017 for Design and Service

January 2017

 

2017 marks the fourth year in a row that k YODER design has been recognized as Best of Houzz.

 

Best of Houzz 2017 DESIGN 2017badge_41_8@2x badge_36_9@2xk YODER design is proud to have been named a Best of Houzz professional in both the Design and Service categories. The recognition marks the fourth year in a row k YODER design has been named for Best Design and the second year for Best Service. In addition, Houzz users have saved k YODER design images more than 100,000 times.

The Best of Houzz is an annual survey and analysis of over 40 million monthly users of the Houzz social media site. It acknowledges the top-rated home remodeling professionals and most popular home designs. The Best Of Houzz Design award winners’ work was the most popular among monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of recent client reviews.

A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Click to visit k YODER design on Houzz.

Click to view k YODER design’s work in the
US Best of Houzz 2017 – Philadelphia (Bathrooms) Ideabook.

 

 

Luxury Condo | Dec 2016

k YODER design Customizes Raw Space in a Luxury High-Rise Condo

December 2016

 

k YODER design recently designed a full fit-out of architecture and interiors for a spacious, modern two-bedroom residence in a luxury Philadelphia high-rise condo. The 2,200-sf raw space features expansive views across the city.

Our design strategy created and expanded sight lines to maximize the skyline views. Thoughtful room placement and use of full-height pocket doors take full advantage of 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. The timeless materials palette utilizes custom millwork to unify the entire unit. Warm horizontal-grain European walnut carries the subtle linear texture of gray stone tile on the ribbon fireplace accent wall and extends into the master bedroom spa bath.

Click here to see an image gallery

Click below to watch an animated fly-through of the space:

 

Luxury High-Rise Condo Animation

 

 

 

 

Docomomo Award | June 2016

Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House Wins Docomomo Modernism in America Award

June 2016

Modernism in America WinnersDocomomo US announced ten winners of its 2016 Modernism in America Awards program, including the conservation of Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House.

“On behalf of our team and clients, we are extremely honored to be recognized again for the collaborative conservation effort,” said k YODER design Principal Kevin Yoder, AIA, LEED AP. The Esherick House was recently honored with a Preservation Achievement Award (see link at right).

Docomomo US recognized the Esherick House with a Citation of Merit. The organization honored all of the projects as “exemplary of the efforts going on all over the country as the awareness of the importance to advocate, restore, and celebrate the architecture, landscapes, and typologies of postwar society in the United States continues to expand.”

The jury commented on the Esherick House that it is, “a rare residence by the master architect Louis I. Kahn, this house has been restored by owners who painstakingly sought to have the genius of Kahn shape their approach to the restoration.”

Read more about the project and view a photo gallery.

See all of the 2016 Modernism in America Winners at docomomo-us.org.

Read the award coverage: Architect | CurbedPhiladelphia Magazine | Philly Voice

 

 

Preservation Achievement Award | June 2016

Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House Wins Preservation Achievement Award

June 2016

 

Esherick House Wins Preservation Achievement Awardk YODER design and the team responsible for the conservation of Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House in Chestnut Hill were awarded one of 19 Grand Jury Awards at the 2016 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s Preservation Achievement Awards held Wednesday, 08 June 2016 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

“On behalf of our exceptional clients and team, we are honored to receive recognition for the conservation of this important house,” said k YODER design Principal Kevin Yoder, AIA, LEED AP. “We collaborated to ensure the home’s livability, preserve its architectural integrity, and retain its sense of form and function. Our efforts contribute to ongoing stewardship of this important piece of midcentury architecture.”

The project team included: homeowners Paul Savidge and Daniel Macey; k YODER design; Louise Cohen Interiors; Hansell Contractors, Inc.; Keast & Hood structural engineers; Materials Conservation Co.; William Whitaker and the University of Pennsylvania; Paul Eisenhauer and the Wharton Esherick Museum; The Marble Restoration Company; AV Environments; Lafont Studio; and Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer. Amanda Gibney Weko of AGW Communications wrote the award submission narrative.

Read more about the project and view a photo gallery.

See all of the 2016 Preservation Achievement Award winners.

Read the award coverage: Philadelphia Weekly PressPlan Philly

 

 

Philadelphia Magazine | January 2016

Midcentury Kling Renovation Featured in Philadelphia Magazine and Property Blog

January 2016

 

Philadelphia Magazinek YODER design’s thoughtful renovation of a classic midcentury modern house designed by Vincent G. Kling in 1961 appeared in the January 2016 print issue of Philadelphia Magazine and on the magazine’s Property real estate and design blog.

Written by Property Editor James Jennings, Habitat: Reviving the Spirit of Vincent Kling on the Main Line illustrates the extensive interior and exterior renovation and conservation project, and k YODER design’s emphasis on enhancing the livability of the original house for life in the 21st century.

Click to read the Philadelphia Magazine article.

Click to view the k YODER design Kling Midcentury Renovation gallery.

 

 

Vote for k YODER design | January 2016

Vote for k YODER design in BuildDirect Blog’s Best Architects Poll

January 2016

 

BuildDirect Blogk YODER design is honored to be included as one of The 15 Best Architects in Philadelphia, as chosen by BuildDirect.com’s blog. Now our clients and colleagues have a chance to make us #1 by participating in the blog’s ongoing poll.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, BuildDirect is the world’s largest online marketplace for home improvement products. BuildDirect connects homeowners directly to the suppliers of home improvement products, which eliminates heavy retail markups and makes for a much simpler and trusted shopping experience.

On the BuildDirect Blog, editors provide useful design and construction information. The 15 Best lists are compiled for cities across the U.S. and Canada. Editor Amanda Miller, who compiled the Philadelphia list, identifies designers, personalities to follow for home improvement, and ideas for home decor.

 

Click here to vote for k YODER design.

 

 

 

 

Chestnut Hill Preservation Award | January 2016

Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House Wins Chestnut Hill Historical Society Preservation Award

January 2016

 

Esherick House Award TeamAfter being named to the inaugural class of the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame in November, Louis I. Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House was recognized with a Chestnut Hill Historical Society Preservation Award at a ceremony on January 10, 2016.

Now in its second year, the awards program recognizes outstanding care, restoration, and adaptive reuse of Chestnut Hill’s historic architecture. The Margaret Esherick House underwent a sensitive conservation and restoration effort on which k YODER design participated.

Exemplifying spatial clarity and the hallmarks of pure geometry and materiality that would come to define his larger commissions, Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House (1959-1961) represents one of only nine private houses built from his designs. Characterized by clarity of form – Kahn’s early iteration of servant and served spaces – and materials – natural concrete and Apitong wood – the house is a 2,500-sf jewel box with walls of windows, built-in shelves, and reading nooks. The house features the only intact kitchen in a private home by famed sculptor and woodworker Wharton Esherick, Margaret’s uncle. The Esherick house is an AIA Philadelphia Landmark Building (1992), listed on the Philadelphia Registry of Historic Places, and an inaugural entry into Chestnut Hill’s Architectural Hall of Fame (2015).

The current owners and a design and construction team including k YODER design collaborated to ensure continued stewardship of the Margaret Esherick House as an important example of Kahn’s work and to improve its livability as a 21st century home. New interventions maintain the rigor of servant and served spaces, complement – rather than replicate – aesthetic details, and refine elements not intrinsic to Kahn’s vision.

 

 

 

Architectural Hall of Fame | November 2015

Louis Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House Named to Architectural Hall of Fame

November 2015

 

 

Chestnut Hill Architecture Hall of FameAt a gala ceremony November 14, the Chestnut Hill Historical Society named five inaugural inductees into the community’s Architectural Hall of Fame, including the Margaret Esherick House, designed by architect Louis I. Kahn and built in 1961.

Exemplifying spatial clarity and the hallmarks of pure geometry and materiality that would come to define his larger commissions, Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House represents one of only nine private houses built from his designs. Characterized by clarity of form – Kahn’s early iteration of servant and served spaces – and materials – natural concrete and Apitong wood – the house is a 2,500-sf jewel box with walls of windows, built-in shelves, and reading nooks. The house features the only intact kitchen in a private home by famed sculptor and woodworker Wharton Esherick, Margaret’s uncle. The Esherick house is an AIA Philadelphia Landmark Building and listed on the Philadelphia Registry of Historic Places.

The current owners and a design and construction team including k YODER design collaborated to ensure continued stewardship of the Margaret Esherick House as an important example of Kahn’s work and to improve its livability as a 21st century home. New interventions maintain the rigor of servant and served spaces, complement – rather than replicate – aesthetic details, and refine elements not intrinsic to Kahn’s vision.

 

Click to view all of the inaugural inductees.

 

 

Media Coverage | 2015

k YODER design projects were featured in print and electronic media in 2015

 

Property: Transformed

 

The Society Hill Town House II, k YODER design’s second renovation of an I.M. Pei mid-century townhouse in Philadelphia, appeared in the February 2015 print issue of Philadelphia magazine and on the magazine’s Property real estate and design blog.

Written by Property editor James Jennings, Transformed describes the extensive renovation, k YODER design’s incorporation of modern amenities, and subtle nods to the home’s original architect.

Click to read the article and see a photo gallery online.

 

 

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k YODER design’s renovation of the Society Hill Town House was featured on two international design blogs. Home Adore showcases architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, and garden design to 25,000+ worldwide visitors daily. Architect’s Corner compiles imagery of “art, architecture, and awesome” from around the globe, functioning as a visual mood board for designers’ inspiration.

Click to view the coverage on Home Adore and Architect’s Corner.

 

 

 

Media Coverage | 2014

Locust Street Baths highlighted on ADA blog Universal Design Style

February 2014

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Universal Design Style is a blog about environments and products accessible to all of those with or without disabilities. The Locust Street Baths project was highlighted by the online publication for the “amazing looking roll-in shower in Philadelphia” and how the project stands as a design inspiration for accessible residential design.

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Media Coverage | 2013

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The September issue of Stone World magazine features the Locust Street Baths. The article “Dream bath is also eco-friendly” describes the project’s modern design and use of Lithoverde, a natural stone comprised of 98% recycled post-industrial content.

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Locust Street Baths are a Property Morning Obsession03-27-13-Property

The March 27 edition of Philadelphia Magazine’s real estate blog, Property, featured the Locust Street Baths as a “Morning Obsession.” The regular obsession piece covers the people, products, and furnishings the editors deem special enough to covet.

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Society Hill Townhouse Featured in March Philadelphia Style

The spring 2013 issue of Philadelphia Style magazine features k YODER design’s Society Hill Townhouse in the “Haute Property” feature, a piece describing news, stars, and trends in local real estate. “The Future is Now” by writer Kathleen Nicholson Webber describes how the renovation transformed I.M. Pei’s classic design into a cutting-edge 21st century home.

Click here to read the article online.

Click here to download a PDF of the article.

 

 

 

Media Coverage | 2011

Philadelphia Magazine highlights k YODER design

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In its September 2011 issue, Philadelphia Magazine highlights Kevin Yoder’s Society Hill Residence for its Good Life Personal Space feature. The interview-style design profile describes the architecture of – and what it’s like to live in – the townhouse renovated by k YODER design. Photo by Sam Oberter. For more information on the project, click here.