Wanaka Wedge House wins 2021 Residential Design Architecture Award

The Wanaka Wedge House in Central Otago, New Zealand won a citation in the 2021 Residential Design Architecture Award. Visit the project page for more information on this unique custom home. RDAA exceeded expectations in this extraordinary year of pandemic challenge and received more than 370 entries in 11 categories of residential design. With such … Continued

Min | Day interviewed in “What Kind of Architect are You?”

What Kind of Architect are You? by Udo GreinacherORO Editions, March 16, 2021 Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA and E.B. Min of Actual Architecture Co.’s predecessor office Min | Day talk about collaborative practice in a new book by Udo Greinacher that offers a corrective to the myth of the “starchitect”. “Architecture is commonplace. We inhabit … Continued

Wanaka Wedge House featured in The Local Project & ArchDaily

“Responding to its dramatic and embracing landscape, Wanaka Wedge House is a bold insertion, sweeping upward from the earth and opening to carefully placed apertures above. With restraint and considered rigour, Actual Architecture Co curates a home inspired by both simplicity and drama, deeply connected to place.” The Local Project, a multi-platform publishing project that … Continued

Wanaka Wedge House featured in new publications

The Wanaka Wedge House in Central Otago, New Zealand is the feature in two new publications. In the January/February 2021 issue of Dwell magazine, Stephen Zacks wrote “Variations on a Theme” with new photos by Simon Devitt. Claire Finlayson wrote “Wanaka Bravura” in the November/December 2020 issue of NZ Life & Leisure with photographs by … Continued

Jeff wins inaugural AIA Nebraska Architectural | Design Education Award

AIA Nebraska has awarded the first Honor Award for Architectural | Design Education Award to Actual Architecture Co. founder Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA. The award recognizes a living person of esteemed character who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture design or to the arts science in a Nebraska institution of higher learning. … Continued

Dundee PenTable complete

Long Grain Furniture in Omaha recently completed a set of 6 table from our new PenTable2 series. For outdoor use, the Dundee PenTable, or PenTable2 reinterprets the classic 1930 Parsons Table designed by Jean-Michel Frank, here as a 5-sided table that affords unexpected and fun combinations. The tables can be composed in a variety of … Continued

Fall 2020 Lecture Week

September 21 begins a series of lectures by Jeff Day. First, on September 21, Jeff will kick off the fall lecture series at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture + Design: Then on September 22 Jeff give’s a talk for the AIA East Tennessee Chapter, and on Thursday, September 24 he is a … Continued

Wanaka Wedge House Longlisted in Dezeen Awards 2020

The Wanaka Wedge House has been selected for the longlist in the Dezeen Awards 2020. The project is now under review by a panel of leading industry figures to decide on the shortlist and ultimately, the winner for each category. The shortlist will be announced at the start of September, and the winners at the end of October.  … Continued

Wanaka Wedge House featured on Grand Designs NZ

Grand Designs New Zealand filmed construction of the Wanaka Wedge House from the very beginning and Season 05, Episode 03 is now available on YouTube. Follow Marc and Justine’s adventure in rural custom home building and check out Jeff’s site visit starting at 30:27. Watch the entire episode here.

Actual Architecture Co.’s plans regarding COVID-19

Dear Friends, In response to the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic, Actual Architecture Co. is following best practices that aim to slow the spread of the virus. Our team is working from home or alone in our Omaha studio, and we will continue this practice until this critical period passes. Our cloud-based IT setup enables our … Continued