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  1. Four Questions for Craig Dykers
    Interviews

    Four Questions for Craig Dykers

    Earlier this week I went down to SFMOMA to see the unveiling of the design for the expansion of the art museum by the Norwegian architects at Snøhetta. I posted a video of what the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.05.11

  2. Jens Risom Furniture We Love
    Design 101

    Jens Risom Furniture We Love

    “Good design is something that pleases the eye,” says Jens Risom. The Danish designer has indeed created many eye-pleasing furnishings, including the most iconic of his designs, the eponymous...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.03.13

  3. New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES
    Product

    New Energy-Saving Gadgets from CES

    The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing in Vegas and there are lots of reports coming from the blogosphere about new energy-saving devices for the home. One early peek from Engadget looks at...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.07.10

  4. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  5. 10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture
    House Tours

    10 Amazing Examples of Shipping Container Architecture

    If you caught our recent round up of shipping container homes, you know there's no shortage of innovative adaptations to the boxy cargo pieces. We can't get enough of them, either, and here we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.30.12

  6. A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch
    A Great Idea

    A Tree Grows in the Dogpatch

    Located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, Treehouse Gallery is part of a movement of contemporary artistic practice that reconsiders the gallery space as a place for community dialogue...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    04.11.11

  7. Réveille Coffee Company Truck
    Food

    Réveille Coffee Company Truck

    I confess it, friends, despite growing up in a small hill town in Northern California, my four plus years of living in San Francisco have taken their toll. And now, like every other member of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.11

  8. LEEDing the Way
    Green

    LEEDing the Way

    One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    02.01.09

  9. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
    Design 101

    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  10. Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil
    Profiles

    Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture of Portland, Oregon, has become the go-to man for museum design these days. He’s built an addition to the Seattle Art Museum, the Contemporary Art...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.09.09

  11. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  12. Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 1
    Renovation

    Mini Apartments and Next-Wave Prefab, Part 1

    This seven-part blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building containing 23 "micro-studios". Built in a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.03.12

  13. A Simple Plan
    House Tours

    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  14. Hometown Hero
    Profiles

    Hometown Hero

    Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.11

  15. Winds of Change
    Green

    Winds of Change

    Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    02.01.09

  16. Packed Naturally
    House Tours

    Packed Naturally

    Mies van der Rohe once said, "We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material." In this Palo Alto, CA, residence constructed from rammed earth, steel, and glass, and finished in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    04.19.11

  17. Mexico City: Day 4
    Travel Reports

    Mexico City: Day 4

    My fourth and final day in Mexico City was a real treat: the perfect blend of making a few new friends and finally clapping eyes on a building that feels like an old pal. I met up with graphic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.07.10

  18. Victorian Revival
    House Tours

    Victorian Revival

    A couple’s dinner out at their neighborhood bistro provides just the right impetus for their restaurant-inspired kitchen renovation.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    09.14.09

  19. Salvage Love
    My House

    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  20. It Takes a Villa
    House Tours

    It Takes a Villa

    Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.

    written by: Karim Massoteau
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.19.09

  21. Swiss Mix
    House Tours

    Swiss Mix

    Built for a young family of Spartan-minded clients, architect Felix Oesch's spare, concrete prefab outside of Zurich is a marvel of clean living.

    written by: Grant Gibson
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.13.09

  22. Bookbinding
    Home Work

    Bookbinding

    For those who adore the beauty of a blank-page-in-waiting, behold! The incredible allure of a hardback book you make yourself is just too damn much to resist.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    11.01.11

  23. EggO Centric
    House Tours

    EggO Centric

    A69 Architects were called upon to match concrete with concrete for this family home in Prague. Helping block the gaze of the high-rises next door, the roof slab of the EggO House, like an...

    written by: Michael Dumiak
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    02.26.09

  24. Xeros Effect
    House Tours

    Xeros Effect

    Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.

    written by: Chris Rubin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    01.19.09

  25. Harlem Renaissance
    House Tours

    Harlem Renaissance

    In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century had on its population. Thanks to the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    06.02.09

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