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  1. Split the Difference
    House Tours

    Split the Difference

    When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    02.22.12

  2. The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung
    Travel Reports

    The Wild Beast by Hodgetts + Fung

    Los Angeles–based architects Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung of Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture created a music pavilion for the Herb Alpert School of Music at the California Institute...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.02.09

  3. Laura Desk by Phloem Studio
    Product of the Day

    Laura Desk by Phloem Studio

    "Not ANOTHER George Nelson inspired desk??!!" went designer Ben Klebba's note to us. Though the Portland, Oregon-based woodworker and craftsman, who works under the name Phloem Studio, has his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.12

  4. iT House, Joshua Tree
    House Tours

    iT House, Joshua Tree

    The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of California’s east.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    02.28.09

  5. Floating House, Lake Huron
    House Tours

    Floating House, Lake Huron

    On the edge of a tiny island accessible only by boat, this buoyant summer home lives the life aquatic.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.26.09

  6. Mutual Fulfilment
    House Tours

    Mutual Fulfilment

    In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Darcy Hemley
    06.16.09

  7. At the Elm
    House Tours

    At the Elm

    When a couple in Amsterdam decided to upgrade their residence from a small houseboat to a larger one, they sought a design that would elevate the kitchen—literally. Set on the top floor and...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.02.09

  8. Australian Bungalow with a Modern Addition
    My House

    Australian Bungalow with a Modern Addition

    A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.

    written by: Rosie Scott
    photos by: James Knowler
    01.21.12

  9. Opdahl Remastered
    House Tours

    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.12.10

  10. Mobile Eateries
    Food

    Mobile Eateries

    With street food enjoying a renaissance across the United States, it may no longer be necessary to steer clear of trailer fare. From coast to coast, top chefs are trading frenzied restaurant...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.20.09

  11. Dominey Pavilion and Carport
    Outdoor

    Dominey Pavilion and Carport

    When Decatur, Georgia, residents Todd and Heather Dominey tasked architect architect William Carpenter of Lightroom Studio to create additional space for their growing family, they turned to the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.06.10

  12. Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs
    House Tours

    Green & Affordable Prefab Home Debuts in Palm Springs

    Tours of John Lautner’s Elrod House or the Annenberg’s newly re-opened Sunnylands may leave us wondering if we could ever afford a modernist luxury for ourselves, but thankfully...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Izumi Tanaka
    02.17.12

  13. Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes
    Dwell on Design

    Frank Vafaee of Proto Homes

    In 2008, Frank Vafaee, Manish Desai, and Andre Farhang founded Proto Homes. The Los Angeles-based company designs, builds, and sells homes as products. "When you buy a phone or a car, you...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.20.11

  14. Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer
    Outdoor

    Modern NASA-Inspired Cricket Trailer

    Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Wilson
    08.30.11

  15. The Modern Movement
    Design 101

    The Modern Movement

    Manifestos: Le Corbusier, “Towards a New Architecture” (1923)Walter Gropius, “The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus” (1923)

    written by: Barry Katz
    02.01.09

  16. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
    Books

    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

  17. From the Show Floor: Sleek Identity
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: Sleek Identity

    One of the advantages of online shopping is being able to sift through thousands upon thousands of designs and products. On the flipside, however, you lose the opportunity of experiencing said...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.26.10

  18. Hillside Family Home in Australia
    House Tours

    Hillside Family Home in Australia

    An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of erstwhile Londoners a dream home of their own in northeast Australia.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    02.28.09

  19. Fairy Tale Tables
    Post

    Fairy Tale Tables

    Markus Linnenbrick makes tables by drilling in acrylic. He's not crazy, or aggressive, necessarily: he simply has a penchant for the shape and thickness of acrylic tables from the 60s and 70s, and...

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    09.20.08

  20. The Family Tree
    House Tours

    The Family Tree

    For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Noah Webb
    11.03.09

  21. Field Notes Winter Colors Series
    Product of the Day

    Field Notes Winter Colors Series

    I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design Company and Chicago's Coudal Partners--for some time now. Call them the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.20.09

  22. Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta
    House Tours

    Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta

    Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Gregory Miller
    06.14.12

  23. Material Focus: Straw Bales
    House Tours

    Material Focus: Straw Bales

    When it comes to ecologically minded building materials, straw bales are among the kindest (they involve repurposing waste material from the grain growing industry). And lest you fear the outcome...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.10.12

  24. Triangle House Tours
    House Tours

    Triangle House Tours

    On October 2 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host the inaugural East Coast residential design home tour.  The Triangle Tour will take place between the hours of 10am-6pm in...

    written by: Hanni Chehak
    08.20.10

  25. A Platform for Living
    House Tours

    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

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