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  1. Modern Getaways
    In The Modern World

    Modern Getaways

    Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build. These modern marvels offer stays from one night to one month (or more, if you can swing it!).

    written by: Heidi Mitchell
    08.04.11

  2. Building the Maxon House: Week 22
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 22

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    08.03.11

  3. Gerald Parsonson's Favorite Buildings
    Three Buildings

    Gerald Parsonson's Favorite Buildings

    I've admired Kiwi architect Gerald Parsonson's work for some time. There are so many strong projects on his firm's website, including the one we featured in our June issue—his own beach house...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.29.11

  4. lamesadevenn: Part One
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: Part One

    In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community groups, La Mesita and La Resolana. Rather than simply becoming a building...

    written by: Seth Biderman
    08.22.11

  5. Video: Studio H Chicken Coops
    Renovation

    Video: Studio H Chicken Coops

    In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of handy Bertie County, North Carolina, high school students. Here we...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.23.11

  6. Jerusalem's Hotel Mamilla
    Hotels

    Jerusalem's Hotel Mamilla

    When plans were introduced for the Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem, which opened in June of 2009 and is among the few selected five-star hotels in the city, it sparked a bit of controversy. This...

    09.19.11

  7. The Glass Awning
    House Tours

    The Glass Awning

    Last month architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles completed a lovely bit of work on his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado. A project that began as a sculptural glass awning turned...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.11

  8. Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery
    A Great Idea

    Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery

    In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as feature the incredible craft of Japanese joinery. Here, in a video...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.24.11

  9. Great Indoors
    Houses We Love

    Great Indoors

    It’s not easy to transform a 15-foot-wide building site—wedged between houses in every direction—into a home that feels more spacious than its location allows. Mamm-design&rsquo...

    08.29.11

  10. Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer
    Outdoor

    Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer

    After four years at NASA designing rest-eat-sleep spaces for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, architect Garrett Finney left the agency to pursue earth-based enterprises. He...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.11

  11. Words You Should Know: Building Codes
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know: Building Codes

    Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  12. Up to Code
    Design 101

    Up to Code

    How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  13. Permission Denied
    Design 101

    Permission Denied

    Muculus Grigsby runs afoul of the permits department, costing him a chunk of change and loads of time.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  14. Modern Problems
    Design 101

    Modern Problems

    Love superclean design but fear the building inspector? Here's our guide to skirting those modernist missteps.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.05.11

  15. Moving Violations
    Design 101

    Moving Violations

    Can you spot the 11 infractions in this modern house?

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.05.11

  16. Cycle China: Week 4
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 4

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid
    09.29.11

  17. lamesadevenn: From Start to Finish
    Renovation

    lamesadevenn: From Start to Finish

    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
    10.06.11

  18. Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Basel, Switzerland, Part 2

    Last month I traveled to Basel, Switzerland, a European city first founded during the Roman Empire and still boasting beautiful buildings constructed more than 1,000 years agos. In Touring Basel,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.12.11

  19. Cycle China: Week 5
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 5

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai (find the previous posts here). Join us...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.05.11

  20. The Met's Moroccan Court
    Event Spotlight

    The Met's Moroccan Court

    In reaching out to Moroccan architect Adil Naji and his network of artisans to develop the new Moroccan Court, the Metropolitan Museum of Art developed a fascinating permanent installation that...

    written by: Eliza Rosenberry
    11.18.11

  21. QuaDror in Action
    Renovation

    QuaDror in Action

    In this month's issue, Prefab Perfected, we report on QuaDror, a structural joint system devised by designer Dror Benshetrit that Contributing Editor Marc Kristal calls a "diabolically brain...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.30.11

  22. Neutra For Sale
    House Tours

    Neutra For Sale

    Following a close call for another Los Angeles showstopper designed by Richard Neutra, the 1955 Kronish House, a Bel Air home by one of the West Coast's most revered mid-century architects hits the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.23.11

  23. Anne Tyng, 1920-2011
    Profiles

    Anne Tyng, 1920-2011

    Just before the new year, architect and theorist Anne Tyng died at the age of 91 at her home in Marin County, California. Her extensive writings about geometric architecture explored ways to apply...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.17.12

  24. Test Kitchen Before-and-After
    Renovation

    Test Kitchen Before-and-After

    In our February 2012 issue we featured the new experimental test kitchen and dining space of Tasting Table, a daily email service that serves up food and drink news from across the country.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.03.12

  25. Rehousing the American Dream at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Rehousing the American Dream at MoMA

    By current estimates, close to 11 million American homeowners are in serious distress, owing more on their homes than the homes themselves are worth. Foreclosure rates have been elevated since the...

    written by: Ian Volner
    03.01.12

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