Johnsen Schmaling Architects
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Johnsen Schmaling Architects is an architecture firm located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The practice was founded in 2003 by Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling, who have described their design philosophy as "poetic realism."
- OS House, a sustainable urban house noted for its innovative design. The building won a 2011 Top Green Projects Award from the American Institute of Architects.
- Camouflage House, a rural house with a unique facade system.
- Ferrous House, a sustainable re-design of a suburban ranch.
- Downtown Bar, a night club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Layton Pavilion.
- Urban Infill 01 and 02, affordable prototypical houses for small urban lots.
- Stacked Cabin, a small forest retreat based on the vertical stacking of components of traditional cabin compounds.
- Studio for a Composer, a work space for a Country Western musician.
Johnsen Schmaling Architects was named an Emerging Voice in 2008 by the Architectural League of New York, and Architectural Record featured the office in its 2011 "Design Vanguard" issue as one of the wold's most innovative architecture studios. Residential Architect magazine, a publication of the American Institute of Architects, named Johnsen Schmaling Architects the 2012 "Top Firm."
Johnsen Schmaling has received more than 60 professional design awards, among them four National AIA Housing Design Awards, six National AIA Small Project Honor Awards, and fourteen regional AIA Honor and Merit Awards.
- Sebastian Schmaling, "An Architecture of Poetic Realism," OZ Magazine Vol.30 (The University of Kansas, 2008), pp. 27-33
- Fred Bernstein, "A Box of Fresh Air", The New York Times, August 25, 2010. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
- Adam Mornament: "New Houses for Urban Sites" (London: Laurence King Publisheres, 2009),90-93
- Asad Syrkett, "An enterprising duo explores materials and context in a series of projects that make big statements on a small scale", Architectural Record, December 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-10.