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  1. True Hollywood Story
    Profiles

    True Hollywood Story

    For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit of architecture with an unerring eye and indefatigable character....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    07.16.09

  2. Top Dror
    House Tours

    Top Dror

    Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.29.11

  3. The Rug Company's Chris Sharp
    Interviews

    The Rug Company's Chris Sharp

    Founded in London in 1997 by Suzanne and Christopher Sharp, The Rug Company grew out of the globe-trotting couple’s love of exotic cultures, exquisite hand-craftsmanship and, of course, rugs....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    07.01.11

  4. The Manhattan Transformation
    My House

    The Manhattan Transformation

    As head of retail development and legal counsel leasing for American Apparel, Michael Pozner spends a lot of time sorting out the details when a new venue is chosen for the brand’s purposes....

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    11.04.10

  5. The Chatwal Hotel
    Hotels

    The Chatwal Hotel

    The prevailing approach to landmark preservation in New York tends to be either/or—i.e., if it’s not worthy of embalming, knock it down—which has deprived the city of many fine...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    12.02.10

  6. Techbuilt House
    House Tours

    Techbuilt House

    The first residence built in Tuxedo Park, New York, after World War II wasn’t one of the Shingle-style mansions that proliferated there after the tycoon Pierre Lorillard IV developed the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Carl Bellavia
    12.08.10

  7. Staten Island
    Outdoor

    Staten Island

    While my appreciation of New York’s 24-7 public transit system remains immeasurable, I am pleased, as day two begins, to catch a ride in a Parks Department Jeep to Staten Island. Within an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    02.14.11

  8. Stadium Game
    House Tours

    Stadium Game

    Among America’s notable architectural ruins, few are as singular as the grandstand for Commodore Munroe Stadium, designed by Cuban-born architect Hilario Candela in 1964 and approved for...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.22.10

  9. Row House Revival
    House Tours

    Row House Revival

    Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she shares with her husband and two children, is a resonant...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Craig Cutler
    01.19.09

  10. Raising the Barn
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    Raising the Barn

    Architect Preston Scott Cohen resurrected an early 1800s barn as a vacation home for a literary couple and their family, calling to mind both the agrarian spaciousness of the structure’s former...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  11. Queens
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    Queens

    The 84-block trip south to Times Square is surprisingly speedy. But when I transfer to the 7 for the journey to Flushing–Main Street, its final stop, time slows. The train becomes elevated...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  12. Pursuing Perfection
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    Pursuing Perfection

    Resuscitating a classic can be time-consuming and pricey, but when it comes to the rehabilitation of neglected masterpieces, one Connecticut couple finds it’s worth every minute and cent.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    04.27.09

  13. Play: Electric Slide
    --The Future of

    Play: Electric Slide

    A group of Columbia University students have a good time reinventing the playground as a place to harness all that youthful energy.  

    written by: Marc Kristal
    11.16.09

  14. Oslo, Norway
    City Guide

    Oslo, Norway

    A sleepy capital perched by the sea, Oslo is in the midst of an architectural surge. The old port and the new opera house are just two examples of why Norway’s capital is pointing the way...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    08.05.10

  15. New McDonald
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    New McDonald

    For Katie and Scott McDonald, moving into a Rhode Island family home meant recasting the previously renovated house as a sanctuary of peaceful, Japanese-inspired design.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: John Horner
    01.08.12

  16. Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York
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    Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York

    With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict rowhouse, returning it to its original splendor and then some. Martin...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.16.09

  17. Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat
    Houses We Love

    Modern Martha's Vineyard Retreat

    A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard professor and practicing architect Toshiko Mori.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Iwan Baan
    07.04.12

  18. Modern Courtyard House with Custom Rain Screen
    Houses We Love

    Modern Courtyard House with Custom Rain Screen

    This courtyard house on the edge of the Berkshires offers both grand vistas and plenty of privacy, thanks to its custom rain screen.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: John Muggenborg
    03.18.12

  19. Mod Men
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    Mod Men

    Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene have a spring in their step since completing their restoration of the near-derelict 1957 home of architect Arthur Witthoefft, who says, “I can’t get...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    01.20.10

  20. Manhattan
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    Manhattan

    Like many white people of a certain age, I first visited Harlem by mistake. I took the wrong subway and barely got out of the station: First one guy, then another, tried to shove me down the...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  21. Hong Kong, China
    City Guide

    Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kong’s architectural development can be traced through time by viewing it panoramically from the city’s stratospheric escalators. We survey the layers with local architect Rocco Yim.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Andrew Rowat
    01.21.09

  22. Harlem Renaissance
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    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

  23. Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
    House Tours

    Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

    When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.15.11

  24. Copenhagen, Denmark
    City Guide

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    According to Solveig Nielsen of the Danish Architecture Center, there's nothing rotten in perennially fresh Copenhagen.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Thomas Ibsen
    02.26.09

  25. Castles Made of Sand
    Profiles

    Castles Made of Sand

    Iranian architect Nader Kahlili fashions affordable, easily assembled housing out of sandbags and concrete for a surprsingly striking result.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    04.30.09

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