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Author: Ken Parel-Sewell

A Mediterranean inspired house is sensitively expanded, blending seamlessly into the existing architecture and landscape. The existing portion of the home is a 1920s-era stucco cottage inspired by a villa the original homeowners were attracted to while traveling in Italy. OWA designed an addition that preserves...

A prominent glass atrium sets this warehouse and office building apart. Industrial park architecture tends to be uninspiring—boxy prefab buildings with little concern given to creating attractive, thoughtful environments. The real selling point is affordability. So when a plumber asked us to design a new facility for his growing business, we saw it...

A contextually sensitive addition and renovation was carefully designed to fit the specific living patterns of the homeowners. The owner of an unusual Tudor cottage in an attractive Louisville neighborhood, the client approached One World Architecture when seeking a renovation and addition. Although pleased with the...

The Story of an Artifact’s 100 Year Journey at the Baha’i Temple While the Baha'i Temple Welcome Center has been open for a few months now, we’re still completing some important final details. Last week, without fanfare, a little-known, but significant historical story came to a...

  A new client recently expressed happy surprise with the many detailed questions we asked them during our discovery process for their new house design. They were excited by the questions we posed to encourage thoughtful dialogue about their project. They explained that a previous designer...

One World Architecture has designed a prototype house intended to provide a base plan for sustainable living in an urban context with affordability, flexibility, and good design as the primary criteria.  The house is intended to fill a void in the current housing market that...

A new residence designed to accommodate a young, growing family in a bucolic setting. We were approached by a young couple who enjoyed living in the rural areas outside Louisville, and wanted to build their dream home out in the countryside near properties owned by other close...

  At One World Architecture, we’re big fans of the LEGO Architecture series, a diverse range of recreations of classic works of architecture. The building sets include some iconic world landmarks — crowd pleasers like the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower — and they are...