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  1. A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium
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    A Concrete Home in Rural Belgium

    Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation that excises the bad (carpeted walls, dark rooms) and highlights...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.20.14

  2. A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium
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    A Modern Glass Addition in Belgium

    For this tiny house in the Belgian forest, a little extra square footage comes in the form of a glassed-in addition with a stellar view.

    written by: Jane Szita
    04.01.13

  3. Playful Family Home in Belgium
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    Playful Family Home in Belgium

    A pair of interior architects with a years-in-the-making furniture collection recast an old Belgian factory as a playful family home.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.10.13

  4. Marcel Wanders
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    Marcel Wanders

    “It’s a mess up here.” Marcel Wanders is talking about his brain, and the necessary disorder of an open mind in design. “Philosophy is not one truth, but thousands of truths...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.19.09

  5. Industrial Evolution
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    Industrial Evolution

    A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood. It’s not about a single dramatic image, but what Foster calls “incremental...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    04.21.09

  6. Vertical Challenge
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    Vertical Challenge

    In the lofty Amsterdam apartment of Texas-born Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr, mid-century modern mixes freely with contemporary Dutch design in a setting transposed from the 17th century.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Rene Mesman
    01.22.09

  7. The Placemakers
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    The Placemakers

    "We want to position our work outside of architecture, as a clear piece of sociology and ecology."

    written by: Jane Szita
    03.01.09

  8. Everyone Deserves a Richard Hutten
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    Everyone Deserves a Richard Hutten

    With an impressive body of work behind him, Richard Hutten is one of the Netherlands’s most internationally successful designers.

    written by: Jane Szita
    03.12.09

  9. Et tu, Bertus?
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    Et tu, Bertus?

    People often introduce Bertus Mulder by talking about his extraordinary pedigree.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  10. Pure and Symbol
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    Pure and Symbol

    Steeped in the past but firmly grounded in the present, the designs of Satyendra Pakhalé merge futuristic shapes with centuries-old crafting techniques.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Adam Broomberg
    01.26.09

  11. 101 Travel
    Design 101

    101 Travel

    From trains to planes, see how travel is inextricably linked to design. Plus is Philippe Starck coming to a Motel 6 near you?

    written by: Sam Grawe
    05.27.09

  12. Outside In or Inside Out?
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    Outside In or Inside Out?

    Among the kitschy, gnome-loving chalets of Holland's community gardens, Krill Architects created an anomalously spare and highly adaptable Garden House.

    written by: Jane Szita
    09.10.09

  13. Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands
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    Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

    Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    11.16.09

  14. Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands
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    Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands

    In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    01.17.11

  15. Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius
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    Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius

    In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the mass-produced in surprising new ways.

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    06.20.11

  16. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
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    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.16.12

  17. Facade Focus: Brick
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Brick

    Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel wanted their new house to offer maximum privacy but also maximum light. The solution proposed by Tom Verschueren, of Mechelen, Belgium-based DMVA Architects, was...

    written by: Jane Szita
    05.01.12

  18. Christien Meindertsma: Act Local
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    Christien Meindertsma: Act Local

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, Rotterdam-based Christine Meinderstma has carved a niche for herself exploring the stories of ordinary objects. Take her book PIG (2007),...

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.02.12

  19. House Keeper
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    House Keeper

    Today the Iconic Houses website, a new resource for travelers and fans of 20th-century houses, goes live. With its handy map interface, the site identifies dozens of iconic Modernist houses around...

    written by: Jane Szita
    11.05.12

  20. Ship Shape
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    Ship Shape

    Pieter Weijnen’s brand of maritime modernism brings a touch of magic to Amsterdam’s Steigereiland, where the architect built his family’s home. Inhabiting one of the development...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    02.10.09

  21. Second to None
    Green

    Second to None

    With House 2.0, architect Pieter Weijnen demonstrates the exponential rate at which green design is advancing.

    written by: Jane Szita
    08.17.11

  22. The Suburbs Strike Back
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    The Suburbs Strike Back

    Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg are on a mission to rescue their compatriots from boring suburbs—and their deep-seated suspicion of architects.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.23.09

  23. Going Deutsch
    Houses We Love

    Going Deutsch

    In a German town known more for its medieval castle than its modern architecture, the JustK Haus is a prefab home fit for a family of six.

    written by: Jane Szita
    01.11.12

  24. Furniture Fascination
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    Furniture Fascination

    With designs from 14 countries and five decades inside, it may be an understatement to note that in this suburban home, furniture is the focus.  

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Martien Mulder
    07.02.09

  25. At the Elm
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    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

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