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  1. lamesadevenn: Part Two
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    lamesadevenn: Part Two

    In this series, trace the evolution of lamesadevenn, an international collaborative of architects, product designers and communication specialists who are redefining how and why we design. They...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    09.19.11

  2. lamesadevenn: Part Three
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part Three

    A joyous moment: The site that Alba and Lopez discovered, on the developing southside of Santa Fe, offered the space, the views, and a promising pack of neighbors. The land also came with a well,...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    10.06.11

  3. Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love
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    Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love

    As the way in which people use cities morphs form generation to generation, we're left with dormant buildings—those that have outlived their original purpose, but are rife for enterprising...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.08.12

  4. 5 Modern Brick Interiors
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    5 Modern Brick Interiors

    Whether industrial, romantic, or classic, brick interiors are always modern.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.20.13

  5. Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New
    Houses We Love

    Modern Homes in Italy that Blend Old and New

    From renovations of centuries-old structures to new constructions that respond to local vernacular, these houses in Italy combine history with modern sensibility.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.21.14

  6. This Modern Barn Looks Completely at Home in the English Countryside
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    This Modern Barn Looks Completely at Home in the English Countryside

    Chris Dyson Architects created a contemporary extension to a traditional cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Peter Landers
    03.27.15

  7. 5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in England
    Renovation

    5 Modern Historical Home Renovations in England

    Building atop thousands of years of history is an enormous responsibility, but these architects from Bath to Sheffield handle their historical renovations with aplomb.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    04.30.15

  8. A Transformed Postman's Cottage in England
    Houses We Love

    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

  9. Passive Materials Cool this Bright White Tropical Home
    Houses We Love

    Passive Materials Cool this Bright White Tropical Home

    Concrete and granite fill a refreshingly minimal update in Coconut Grove, Florida.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.26.15

  10. Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario
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    Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario

    Clad in a rich wood palette, architect Charles Gane's summer cottage on the Georgian Bay draws all its energy needs from a mighty solar array.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.17.15

  11. This Spacious Home in a Former Warehouse is Part Art Gallery
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    This Spacious Home in a Former Warehouse is Part Art Gallery

    A Brooklyn home eschews conventional domesticity in favor of dramatic, open spaces and a stripped-down aesthetic.

    written by: Sam Eichblatt
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.15

  12. A Historic London Building Gets a Modern Update with a Dramatic Staircase
    Renovation

    A Historic London Building Gets a Modern Update with a Dramatic Staircase

    Fraher Architects gives a London building dated to 1870 a clean makeover.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    photos by: Jack Hobhouse
    06.15.15

  13. By Poplar Demand
    Outdoor

    By Poplar Demand

    “I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best materials,” explains Dustin Feider, a 23-year-old freelance...

    written by: James Nestor
    02.05.09

  14. Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours
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    Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours

    Though I couldn’t make it out to Washington, DC, this weekend to see the final days of the Solar Decathlon—which wrapped up yesterday with Team Germany the winner—I have been...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.19.09

  15. Preview: Reclaimed Space
    Dwell on Design

    Preview: Reclaimed Space

    Among the highlights at last year's Dwell on Design was a cozy modular home created by Reclaimed Space, who hauled their one-of-a-kind structure made from reclaimed and repurposed materials all...

    written by: Alissa Walker
    06.08.10

  16. Through House in Toronto, Canada
    House Tours

    Through House in Toronto, Canada

    A house from the 1880s that's narrow, small, and in terrible shape: is this the place for a great modern interior? In the hands of Toronto architect Heather Dubbeldam, it turned out to be exactly...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Bob Gundu
    04.25.13

  17. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
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    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  18. A Prefab Boathouse in Texas
    Houses We Love

    A Prefab Boathouse in Texas

    Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then transported by barge to the site.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Paul Bardagjy
    11.02.13

  19. Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho
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    Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

    South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.24.13

  20. Thriving Micro-Living Model
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    Thriving Micro-Living Model

    A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for micro-living in San Diego.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    07.22.14

  21. A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft
    Houses We Love

    A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft

    For a renovation in New York's Greenwich Village, Sarah Zames and her team at General Assembly created a custom ship-ladder staircase and gourmet eat-in kitchen.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.15

  22. An American Ex-Pat Renovates a Tiny London Apartment on Her Own Terms
    Renovation

    An American Ex-Pat Renovates a Tiny London Apartment on Her Own Terms

    Playfully flouting convention, an American-born architect creates a deceptively spacious home for herself in a tiny London apartment.

    written by: Iain Aitch
    03.14.15

  23. 80-Square-Foot Cabins in the Countryside Form an Idyllic Art Studio
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    80-Square-Foot Cabins in the Countryside Form an Idyllic Art Studio

    A pair of mobile studios in the U.K. connect artists, audience, and landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.23.15

  24. Luminhaus Lantern Shed
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    Luminhaus Lantern Shed

    How do you create a tool shed to match the modern lines of a Rocio Romero LV prefab house? If you’re Barry Bless and Jennifer Watson, you cross a standard storage shed design with that of a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.15.09

  25. HIB-System: Snap Together a House
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    HIB-System: Snap Together a House

    You may not have realized it at the time, but if you played with LEGOs a lot as a kid you were giving yourself good training for the future of housing, when you'd be able to snap together your own...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    09.02.09

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