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  1. 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

  2. Bronx
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    Bronx

    Two hours later, revivified by a pair of conga players’ exuberant performance on the 2 train, I hustle out at the corner of Third Avenue and East 149th in the South Bronx, once an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  3. Fine Finnish: Entrance
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    Fine Finnish: Entrance

    When Susanna entered her future home for the first time, it appeared cramped and uninviting. Her first step in adding a sense of spaciousness and clarity was to paint all the surfaces—&ndash...

    01.02.09

  4. Fine Finnish: Kitchen
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    Fine Finnish: Kitchen

    In the kitchen, Susanna and Jussi tore down the ceiling and wall cabinets with the help of Jussi’s father, a skilled craftsman. “Behind the cabinets we found lovely little nooks that...

    03.07.11

  5. Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room
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    Fine Finnish: Living/Dining Room

    The focal point of the living/dining room is an oak table from Ikea. “We like to draw, read newspapers, sew, and invite friends over, so a generous table suits our lifestyle.” No couch?...

    03.07.11

  6. Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
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    Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom

    Despite its serene appearance, the master bedroom is an active, multifunctional space. The family sits together on the bed to read and watch cartoons: Tove Jansson’s Moomin, about trolls who...

    03.07.11

  7. Bridging Old & New in Indonesia
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    Bridging Old & New in Indonesia

    The specter of one's grown child moving back home doesn't excite all parents, but in Surakarta, in the Central Java Province of Indonesia, one couple took the homecoming as an opportunity to double...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.11

  8. Easter Island's Visitor's Center
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    Easter Island's Visitor's Center

    You can't get much farther away than Easter Island, a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. I hope to go one day; and if/when I do, I'll be...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.12.11

  9. Guesthouse in Præstø, Denmark
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    Guesthouse in Præstø, Denmark

    In Præstø, on the Danish island of Zealand, a guesthouse infuses the regional vernacular with Japanese influence.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.13.11

  10. Modern Meets Historic in Denmark
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    Modern Meets Historic in Denmark

    This conference center, designed by the Amsterdam-based firm SeARCH, is an extension of a 14th-century Danish farm and building. Designed for Novo Nordisk a/s, the biggest insulin producer in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.25.11

  11. Famous Homes on the Market
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    Famous Homes on the Market

    Ever since the Georgian mansion from Home Alone went on the market in May, we've wondered about the other iconic houses for sale. We’ve gathered a short list of notable nests with a modern...

    written by: Kelly Cooper
    08.10.11

  12. The Glass Awning
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    The Glass Awning

    Last month architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles completed a lovely bit of work on his parents' house in Boulder, Colorado. A project that began as a sculptural glass awning turned...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.23.11

  13. Melissa and Keith Bishop, Loft B
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    Melissa and Keith Bishop, Loft B

    “We went from 3,000 square feet to 720,” says Melissa Bishop, sitting on her leather couch. “Crazy, huh?”

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  14. Jamil Malone, Loft J
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    Jamil Malone, Loft J

    “I hated Wichita. It was a Podunk cow-town and there was nothing for me to do here,” says Jamil Malone, a native who left for college thinking he’d never return. “But...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  15. Robert Vanselow, Loft R
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    Robert Vanselow, Loft R

    “I am the most meticulous, picky person. You can tell,” says Robert Vanselow, motioning around his living room. “This place is showroom ready.”

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  16. Wichita Rising
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    Wichita Rising

    Surrounded by cattle-flecked plains smack in the middle of America, Wichita generally has a reputation as a sleepy, middle-of-nowhere kind of place—even though it’s Kansas’s...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  17. Neutra For Sale
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    Neutra For Sale

    Following a close call for another Los Angeles showstopper designed by Richard Neutra, the 1955 Kronish House, a Bel Air home by one of the West Coast's most revered mid-century architects hits the...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.23.11

  18. Preserving New England Houses
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    Preserving New England Houses

    In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes. Towns like New Canaan, Connecticut, and Lincoln, Massachusetts, are...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.12.12

  19. Project: TED
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    Project: TED

    Unlike its next-door neighbor, R-House, TED wasn’t originally planned to meet the exacting Passive House standard. Onion Flats initially won on the basis of its relatively straightforward...

    written by: William Lamb
    02.24.12

  20. Top Ten Green Projects of 2012
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    Top Ten Green Projects of 2012

    On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country. COTE advocates...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.02.12

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