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  1. Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture
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    Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture

    We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials special issue.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.15.14

  2. Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love
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    Modernism 2.0: A Tower in the Park Even Jane Jacobs Could Love

    No one plans to get old; it just happens. Real-estate fantasies, however, tend to be ageless. To misquote the late Nora Ephron, we’ve been having the same real-estate fantasy for decades. And...

    written by: Lamar Anderson
    08.28.12

  3. Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland
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    Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland

    Innovative residences in Poland prove that the only way to go is east.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.16.14

  4. Project: R-House
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    Project: R-House

    Passive solar design, which promotes passive means of generating and retaining warmth over active—and expensive—systems, is central to R-House’s success. Solar gain—chiefly...

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Richard Barnes
    02.24.12

  5. A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia
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    A Modern House in Elizabeth Beach, Australia

    Architect Shane Blue crafts a modern home on a remote plot of land in southeastern Australia.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.13.14

  6. Butterfly Roof Meditation Hut
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    Butterfly Roof Meditation Hut

    Illinois resident Mary Kalanzis rises every morning with a view worthy of the next world. "I wake up to the vision of the hut everyday," she says. "There's something about the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.11.11

  7. SFMoMA Expansion Predictions
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    SFMoMA Expansion Predictions

    This week, Snøhetta principals Craig Dykers and Kjetil Thorsen visited the City by the Bay to hint at what's in store for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion. Though initial...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.16.10

  8. Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen
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    Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen

    In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of creativity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Anders Hviid
    07.31.13

  9. Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment
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    Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment

    He’s been jailed, beaten, and most recently, had his design firm, Fake Cultural Development, shut down by Chinese authorities. Now famed Beijing artist and Twitter hero Ai Weiwei is currently...

    written by: Sommer Mathis
    10.17.12

  10. Mississippi Queen
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    Mississippi Queen

    When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet...

    written by: Chris Tackett
    08.22.12

  11. Raise the Roof
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    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  12. Basic Living
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    Basic Living

    Live/work is a centuries-old practice turned overused architectural trend. By melding history and innovation, Turin’s Basic Village offers up a compelling reinvention of the concept.

    written by: Allison Arieff
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    06.03.09

  13. The First Wave
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    The First Wave

    In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous double-height extension and a cutting-edge custom-made water...

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Richard Powers
    11.01.07

  14. Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or
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    Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or

    La Formiga d'Or, an offshoot of Happy Books, is a curious little shop uniquely located in the cloister of the Cathedral of Barcelona. The selection of items includes books on religion to touristy...

    written by: Genevieve Gladson
    07.11.11

  15. 6 Hip and Innovative Manhattan Homes
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    6 Hip and Innovative Manhattan Homes

    Ah, the Big Apple. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. These 6 residents are not only making it, they're doing it with style, innovation, and that little something extra that only...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.28.13

  16. Transforming TIjuana
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    Transforming TIjuana

    In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico. The house was raw and unfinished, with bare concrete floors and...

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    03.16.09

  17. Building Community
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    Building Community

    With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  18. Up in the Woods: 8 Forest Homes
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    Up in the Woods: 8 Forest Homes

    Eight riffs on the cozy cabin typology that make the most of a forest setting with modern architecture that connects to the outdoors.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.20.13

  19. Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt
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    Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt

    With stops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Indiana; and more, we take a closer look at gleaming modern homes in the country's rust belt. For more...

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.24.13

  20. Visiting the Parrish Art Museum
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    Visiting the Parrish Art Museum

    In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by Konstantin Grcic. Last week, we had...

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    11.15.12

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