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  1. AIA SF Design Awards 2009
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    AIA SF Design Awards 2009

    San Francisco is a hotspot for incredible architecture—and this past year was no exception. Last week the American Institute of Architect’s San Francisco chapter celebrated the best of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.11.09

  2. A Modern Home on Scotland's Isle of Skye
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    A Modern Home on Scotland's Isle of Skye

    A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Andrew Lee
    01.10.14

  3. Top Ten Green Projects 2010
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    Top Ten Green Projects 2010

    This week, the American Institute of Architects' Committe on the Environment (COTE) announced its Top Ten Green Projects. The program, in its 14th year, applauds structures that incorporate...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.23.10

  4. Floating Prefab House Brings Smart Design to the Seattle Waterfront
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    Floating Prefab House Brings Smart Design to the Seattle Waterfront

    A prefabricated floating home drops anchor in the Pacific Northwest.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Steve Keating
    03.08.15

  5. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
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    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  6. Anti-Demolition Petition in Goshen
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    Anti-Demolition Petition in Goshen

    It's been well-documented that architect Paul Rudolph's brutalist yet expressive aesthetic hasn't held up well to the whims of fashion. Popular in the 1960s, Rudolph completed a spate of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.30.12

  7. Update on the Crocker Art Museum
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    Update on the Crocker Art Museum

    My colleague Aaron Britt posted a great interview with the director of the Crocker Art Museum this past summer, and I'm here with a quick update: the museum opened in October, and it looks...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    12.07.10

  8. Transport Perceptual Pod by Alberto Frias
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    Transport Perceptual Pod by Alberto Frias

    Las Vegas–based architect Alberto Frias' design, an LED-illuminated perceptual pod called Transport, drew a lot of attention on the showroom floor at Dwell on Design—people were...

    written by: Kristen Terry
    06.29.09

  9. The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier
    In The Modern World

    The City of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier

    Los Angeles architect Linda Taalman made a rare visit to Le Corbusier’s fraught masterpiece, the capitol complex of the city of Chandigarh. Here she offers her take on Corbu’s vision for a modern...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    09.07.13

  10. The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
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    The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House

    Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to maximum advantage in their designs. I recently discovered a...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.15.09

  11. Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen
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    Flemish Farmhouse Kitchen

    For this farmhouse in the Flemish town of Outgaarden, the Belgian architects 51N4E were charged with designing a new kitchen and adjacent storage space. They decided to split their allotted budget...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.02.10

  12. Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent
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    Sixteen Ways of Looking at a Bedouin Tent

    Architect, systems designer, Cradle to Cradle founder, and sustainability guru William McDonough talks entropy, Walker Evans, paper houses, and “buildings like trees” with science...

    written by: Alexis Madrigal
    03.22.12

  13. Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland
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    Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland

    In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist rural getaway.

    written by: James Nestor
    09.13.09

  14. The Brick Weave House in Chicago
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    The Brick Weave House in Chicago

    Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a...

    written by: Blair Kamin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    08.31.09

  15. Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat
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    Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat

    A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    07.04.12

  16. Modern Homes in The Carolinas
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    Modern Homes in The Carolinas

    From the Atlantic Coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Carolinas are known for their unique subset of Southern culture. Amidst a backdrop of aging farmhouses and Victorian-style plantation homes,...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.14.13

  17. The Penthouse Has Landed
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    The Penthouse Has Landed

    In Vienna, a dazzling penthouse by Delugan Meissl has boldly inserted itself between traditional rooftops of the city’s Wieden district like a recently landed alien intruder. 

    written by: Alastair Gordon
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    07.15.09

  18. Domestic Democracy
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    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.15.09

  19. Mutual Fulfilment
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    Mutual Fulfilment

    In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Darcy Hemley
    06.16.09

  20. Mona El Khafif: Design Build
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    Mona El Khafif: Design Build

    In 2006, architect and urban planner Mona El Khafif traded Vienna's wiener schnitzel for beignets in the Big Easy to teach at Tulane University's URBANbuild program. Now an associate professor of...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.22.10

  21. Material Focus: Concrete
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    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.13

  22. San Diego, CA
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    San Diego, CA

    Nestled on the Pacific coastline, between Los Angeles’s sprawl and the Mexican border, San Diego is a surprisingly design-forward town with a handful of modern masterpieces to prove it.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.04.10

  23. Bedroom Addition in Seattle
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    Bedroom Addition in Seattle

    Growing families can quickly outgrow the homes purchased when the couple was just a twosome. In Seattle, Shed Architects designed a master suite addition for a family of five that was looking for a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.18.10

  24. An Introduction to Contractors
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    An Introduction to Contractors

    Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite subjects: contractors. Learn what makes them tick, how to work with them,...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.26.10

  25. Black, Red, and Green All Over
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    Black, Red, and Green All Over

    A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

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