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  1. The Manhattan Transformation
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    The Manhattan Transformation

    As head of retail development and legal counsel leasing for American Apparel, Michael Pozner spends a lot of time sorting out the details when a new venue is chosen for the brand’s purposes....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    11.04.10

  2. Long Island Found
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    Long Island Found

    When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Foulser
    06.06.11

  3. 10 Smart Small Spaces
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    10 Smart Small Spaces

    The ingenuity of architects and design-minded residents is often best showcased in designs for homes with less than ample square footage. These spatial savants found clever ways to circumvent ...

    written by: Jordan Plaut
    08.10.12

  4. Knotty by Nature
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    Knotty by Nature

    In snowy Sweden, where pine planks and the democratic design incubator Ikea reign supreme, a local architect pays homage to his patrimony, making a small, slatty home feel like a rather big deal....

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    04.03.10

  5. Lina Bo Bardi
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    Lina Bo Bardi

    Architect Lina Bo Bardi, born Achillina Bo in Rome in 1914, made an indelible mark on mid-century Brazilian architecture and design after emigrating there following the destruction of her office in...

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.18.10

  6. Academy Rewards
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    Academy Rewards

    A pair of photographers employed a pair of architects (they're all buddies) to transform an aging schoolhouse into a modern marvel.

    written by: David Hay
    12.23.10

  7. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
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    A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England

    In southwestern England, an architect transforms a former postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a home that radiates from its original foundations.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Joakim Boren
    02.12.14

  8. Mojgan Hariri and Gisue Hariri

    Mojgan Hariri and Gisue Hariri

    The Iran-born sisters blaze a bold path for self-employed architects: Design everything in sight.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.17.12

  9. Garden Pavilion, Seattle
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    Garden Pavilion, Seattle

    When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in the 1920s. Fast-forward to today. Not wanting to leave their beloved...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.15.12

  10. From Brown to Green
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    From Brown to Green

    Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building­—and saw fertile ground for a unique, eco-minded new home.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    04.12.10

  11. Slanted and Enchanted
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    Slanted and Enchanted

    Taking inspiration from barns, warehouses, Case Study Houses, and Japanese residential architecture, architect Marcus Lee and his wife, Rachel Hart—–an architectural model maker—...

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Jeremy Murch
    01.14.09

  12. Self-Contained
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    Self-Contained

    Having purchased a 3.5-acre plot of land in Topanga, California, with a very rustic, 750-square-foot cabin on it several years ago, architect Christof Jantzen found himself in need of a fairly...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.03.10

  13. Come Sail Away
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    Come Sail Away

    On a quest to create a weekend house for herself and her husband, Nancy Church scaled back her design fantasies and discovered creative ways to build on a budget.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    05.16.11

  14. Techbuilt House
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    Techbuilt House

    The first residence built in Tuxedo Park, New York, after World War II wasn’t one of the Shingle-style mansions that proliferated there after the tycoon Pierre Lorillard IV developed the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Carl Bellavia
    12.08.10

  15. Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas
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    Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas

    Architect MJ Neal, much like his hometown of Austin, Texas, possesses a balanced combination of country cordiality and urban edge. In October 2008, we wrote about one of his projects in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.25.09

  16. High Profile Utensils
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    High Profile Utensils

    It's no secret that architects and designers stray from their main medium and try their hand at various smaller scale projects. Philipe Starck has made an entire career on rethinking and...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    09.10.08

  17. San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell
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    San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Presented by AIA SF and Dwell

    Want to jump inside the pages of Dwell and into a home featured in the magazine? You’ll have the opportunity to do that, and more, this weekend during the San Francisco Living: Home Tours,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.12.08

  18. Retrofitting for Sustainability
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    Retrofitting for Sustainability

    I'm writing this a few hours away from the opening of Viennese architect Susanne Zottl's new exhibition at SCI-Arc, A Styrofoam Lover with (E)motions of Concrete. According to SCI-Arc, the show ...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.24.09

  19. The Thousand Watch Project
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    The Thousand Watch Project

    Due to the advent of the cell phone, wristwatches are dying a slow death, surmises Keith Moskow, principle of Moskow Linn Architects in Boston, Massachusetts. But rather than see people’s old...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.09

  20. Three Buildings: Emilio Fuscaldo
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    Three Buildings: Emilio Fuscaldo

    Emilio Fuscaldo is one of our favorite Australian architects—check out this awesome modern renovation in Fitzroy—so it seemed only natural to ask the founder of Nest Architects which buildings most...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.13

  21. Kid Lit Goes Undergound
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    Kid Lit Goes Undergound

    What is a paper engineer? Something like an architect—but for paper. (Think pop-up books and origami, not bridges and skyscrapers.)

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.08.09

  22. Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea
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    Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea

    FIlmmaker and landscape architect Evan Mather has already produced a small clutch of great films about the built environment. We showed his excellent "A Necessary Ruin" about the Union Tank Car...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.13

  23. Sporting Stairway
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    Sporting Stairway

    While surfing around, I found this intriguing use of sports-arena flooring as a residential wall material in a house in progress by Bates-Masi architects on Noyack Creek in Southampton, NY.

    written by: David A. Greene
    09.08.08

  24. Cal Academy's Green Credentials
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    Cal Academy's Green Credentials

    Photo © Tim Griffith/CAS Everything from the meals to the materials are green at the California Academy of Sciences, opening Sept. 27. The building is expected to receive a LEED platinum ce...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.25.08

  25. They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet
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    They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet

    Norwegian modernist Sverre Fehn was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1997, and what was that eminent architect’s first post-Pritzker commission? An outhouse.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.08

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