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  1. Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier
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    Alaska: The Final (Architectural) Frontier

    “I always wanted to live in a glass house,” explains Valerie Phelps, as she stands surrounded by the 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows that are the only walls of her living room. Laid...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    03.16.09

  2. Sum of Its Parts
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    Sum of Its Parts

    Taking cues from traditional Swedish rooflines but rejecting the precedent of subpar prefab, Claesson Koivisto Rune bring light and style to their "site-generic" design.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    01.14.09

  3. Houses of the Holy
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    Houses of the Holy

    For men of the cloth, architecture has always been one earthly delight they've been encouraged to indulge. In Arizona, DeBartolo Architects continues the tradition in a rather unorthodox manner.

    written by: David Proffitt
    photos by: Bill Timmerman
    09.11.09

  4. Seeing What Develops
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    Seeing What Develops

    In 2004, The Houses at Sagaponac—a controversial development on eastern Long Island—celebrated its first completed house. In 2005, the first residents move in.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Paul Warchol
    04.30.09

  5. Opened House
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    Opened House

    A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided it was time to renovate. New to the world of architecture and...

    written by: Brendan Crain
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.20.09

  6. How to Play FlatPak
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    How to Play FlatPak

    Intelligent, appealing, and affordable, Charlie Lazor’s user-friendly FlatPak just might be the project that revolutionizes the prefab industry.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Chad Holder
    05.01.09

  7. 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

  8. This High-Flying Home Tackles a Sharp Slope
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    This High-Flying Home Tackles a Sharp Slope

    Working with a limited footprint, a daunting slope, and killer views, architect Bruce Bolander went vertical with a secluded canyon house in Malibu.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: J Bennett Fitts
    05.31.16

  9. An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City
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    An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City

    An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.

    written by: William Lamb
    06.03.14

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    Explore the Striking Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes of Djuric Tardio Architectes

    Known for getting modern homes past Paris' restrictive zoning laws, French architecture firm Djuric Tardio Architectes' prefab designs are efficiently and expediently assembled on site—in one case,...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    11.14.15

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    This Home's Design Took 72 Drafts to Get Right

    The 1,700-square-foot home’s unusual design resists excess with rugged minimalism.

    written by: Kelly Dawson
    photos by: Taiyo Watanabe
    01.19.16

  12. Camping with Dad Just Got Cooler
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    Camping with Dad Just Got Cooler

    A father and son built an off-grid cabin in the Wisconsin woods.

    written by: Lisa Skolnik
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    04.11.16

  13. Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
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    Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

    A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  14. With a Bright Plywood Extension, This May Be the Least Stuffy Victorian Ever
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    With a Bright Plywood Extension, This May Be the Least Stuffy Victorian Ever

    Prism-like wood and glass panels replace a musty conservatory in Dublin.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Alice Clancy
    05.16.15

  15. Raise the Roof
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    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  16. A Couple Takes an Unassuming Plot of Land and Calls it Home
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    A Couple Takes an Unassuming Plot of Land and Calls it Home

    After a long day at the office together, this pair relaxes in upstate New York.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    04.14.16

  17. A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
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    A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun

    An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.

    written by: Ian Aitch
    06.06.15

  18. San Diego Teaches Us How Micro-Living Can Thrive
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    San Diego Teaches Us How Micro-Living Can Thrive

    A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    04.05.16

  19. An 1850s Prefab Cottage from Boston Finds New Life in Australia
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    An 1850s Prefab Cottage from Boston Finds New Life in Australia

    A derelict home in Melbourne received a complete overhaul by Jost Architects in five months.

    written by: Sarah Akkoush
    08.17.15

  20. Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s
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    Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s

    For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution.

    07.25.14

  21. This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers
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    This House Was Built Out of 14 Shipping Containers

    Matt and Barbara Mooney worked with Michael Gooden of M Gooden Design, a boutique design firm in Dallas, to build a home out of 14 shipping containers.

    written by: Esha Chhabra
    photos by: Wade Griffith
    03.28.15

  22. A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update
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    A Dramatic Cliffside Kitchen Gets a Sharp and Sculptural Update

    In North Vancouver, D’Arcy Jones Architecture undertook a methodical kitchen renovation on behalf of a creative couple.

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Sama Jim Canzian
    03.01.15

  23. Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City
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    Modern Open-Plan Retreat in Mexico City

    A modern oasis for a family in Mexico City breaks from the local vernacular.

    written by: Monique Valeris
    08.05.14

  24. London Industrial Compound Converted Into Modern Housing
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    London Industrial Compound Converted Into Modern Housing

    A commercial-to-residential renovation nods toward the building's industrial heritage.

    written by: David Rudin
    photos by: Lyndon Douglas
    03.31.15

  25. Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home
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    Art-Filled Hamptons Vacation Home

    Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Richard Powers
    08.26.14

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