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  1. Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland
    My House

    Modern Victorian House Preservation in Oakland

    Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a common problem for Bay Area homeowners: an aesthetically pleasing, historically significant, but structurally shaky Victorian.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Jason Madara
    01.15.09

  2. Washington, DC
    City Guide

    Washington, DC

    Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    02.26.09

  3. Miami Advice
    City Guide

    Miami Advice

    Cathy Leff takes to the road (and sidewalk) to lead us on an intrepid bicycle tour of Miami’s architectural and cultural wonders.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    02.26.09

  4. Richard Schultz Design Weighs in on 6 Outdoor Lighting Options
    Product Reviews

    Richard Schultz Design Weighs in on 6 Outdoor Lighting Options

    Be they medieval torches blazing on battlements or bug zappers crackling to life with each new victim, the need for outdoor lighting is clear. From the front porch to the shadowy corners of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Hunter Freeman
    03.25.09

  5. Let the Sun Shine In
    Green

    Let the Sun Shine In

    Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the idyllic Boulder campus.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  6. Solar Flair
    Design 101

    Solar Flair

    Interested in running more than just your home on the sun’s rays? Here’s a handy introduction to some of the most innovative solar goods available.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

  7. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  8. Skinny Dip
    Outdoor

    Skinny Dip

    An elegant new pool house keeps competitive swimmer Sydne Didier in top form, and out of the Connecticut River.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.24.09

  9. Tree's Company
    Profiles

    Tree's Company

    Greening Los Angeles has long been Andy Lipkis’s dream. Greening his nonprofit’s Hollywood Hills campus is now a reality.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.25.09

  10. The Architecture of Unhappiness
    Post

    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  11. Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.
    Post

    Mustache Wallpaper? Oh, Brother.

    Alright, so I wasn’t too thrilled with the ironic mustache, but living in San Francisco’s Mission District I’ve learned to cope with it. Let the scruffy kids do what they want,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.04.08

  12. Arizona, Accordions, and Architecture: A Discussion with Erin Moore
    Post

    Arizona, Accordions, and Architecture: A Discussion with Erin Moore

    Avid readers of Dwell will already know about Erin Moore of FLOAT Architecture Research and Design (from page 132 of the October 2008 issue). I wrote that story about the Watershed, a completely...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.07.08

  13. Phoning Home
    Post

    Phoning Home

    I've been in Norway for the last week, and though I've seen all sorts of top drawer design, from the clever houses by Jarmund Vigsnæs to the glacial Oslo Opera House by Scandinavian-firm-of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.08

  14. This Land is Aurland
    Post

    This Land is Aurland

    Norway’s Sognefjord is the longest in the world, stretching some 200 kilometers into the country from the North Atlantic. And though I’ve spent the last couple days darting about the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.18.08

  15. They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet
    Post

    They Gave Me a Pritzker and All I Got Was This Lousy Toilet

    Norwegian modernist Sverre Fehn was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1997, and what was that eminent architect’s first post-Pritzker commission? An outhouse.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.08

  16. What Would Sverre Fehn Do?
    Post

    What Would Sverre Fehn Do?

    Only slightly less annoying than the self-satisfied American who, upon visiting Europe, complains that everything is better back in the States, is the grossly insecure American who laments...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.22.08

  17. Five Questions for Patrizia Moroso
    Post

    Five Questions for Patrizia Moroso

    Creative director of the storied Italian furniture manufacturer Moroso, Patrizia Moroso was in San Francisco on Thursday morning at the Dzine showroom to chat with the press about the history of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.26.08

  18. Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By
    Post

    Affordable Housing: Why It's So Hard to Come By

    This image of a Levittown house turned real estate office appears to be peddling something current mortgage brokers have had little time for: vigilance....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.30.08

  19. Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries
    Post

    Adjaye Tapped for Two DC Branch Libraries

    This weekend I met up with a friend who lives in Washington DC and was in San Francisco for a visit. I lived in Washington from 2004-2006 and we soon started talking DC politics. She’s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.09.08

  20. Big Savings at San Francisco, Boston, LA Kartell Showrooms
    Post

    Big Savings at San Francisco, Boston, LA Kartell Showrooms

    I happened past the San Francisco Kartell showroom getting an afternoon coffee today and saw a very serious sale in progress.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.14.08

  21. A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up
    Post

    A Greener Version of Clorox Cleans Up

    Clorox launched an eco-friendly line of cleansers earlier this year and has seen its Green Works line leap to the head of the green cleansers class.  A recent story in the San Francisco...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.08

  22. Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung
    Post

    Seven Questions for H-Sang Seung

    On a trip to Seoul last week, I met an architect who my guides called “the most famous architect in Korea.”

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.29.08

  23. American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul
    Post

    American Bill Price Makes a Stir in Seoul

    Perhaps I’m displaying my own design ignorance here, but I had never heard of American architect, inventor and professor of industrial design at the University of Houston, Bill Price....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.03.08

  24. Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum
    Post

    Three Starchitects for the Price of One at the Leeum

    The rather poorly named Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (an unfortunate collision of “Lee”, surname of the Samsung family who founded the place, and the last half of “museum”)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.04.08

  25. Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap
    Post

    Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 Recap

    October 30th marked the closing of Seoul, South Korea’s nearly three-week-long Seoul Design Olympiad 2008 at the Jamsil Sports Complex, site of the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.08

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