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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Moving Violations
    Design 101

    Moving Violations

    Can you spot the 11 infractions in this modern house?

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.05.11

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Friday Finds 03.23.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 03.23.12

    This Friday, take a jaunt through the French countryside for a look at a new visitor's center whose facade is inspired by ancient timber fortifications, catch a video of two of baseball's favorite...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.23.12

  21. The Making of Screenplay: Part 1
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 1

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    04.03.12

  22. The Making of Screenplay: Part 2
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 2

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    04.11.12

  23. The Making of Screenplay: Part 3
    Renovation

    The Making of Screenplay: Part 3

    Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012....

    written by: Jenny Wu
    04.18.12

  24. Friday Finds 04.20.12
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 04.20.12

    On this Friday, we share a residence in Whistler, a wind map of the United States, a project that pays homage to Miami's now-demolished Orange Bowl, and more. Scroll down for the full story.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.20.12

  25. Snow in Bear Valley
    Post

    Snow in Bear Valley

    I snuck over to Bear Valley this weekend for some late-season skiing. Previously a Tahoe skier, I was pleasantly surprised with Bear Valley’s laid-back vibe. In lieu of towering ski lodges...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Olivia Martin
    04.24.12

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