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  1. The New Suburbanism
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    The New Suburbanism

    When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they ended up with a spare but airy jewel box and no wooden shingles.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.04.09

  2. On a Rock in a Hard Place
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    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  3. Domestic Democracy
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    Domestic Democracy

    In a code-happy L.A. suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt steer clear of anarchy with a little democratic design.

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    06.15.09

  4. Keep Your Eye on the Balto
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    Keep Your Eye on the Balto

    Coffee shop and bakery owner Greg Martin kept baker’s hours to whip this chimerical Minneapolis building into a modern confection.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.16.09

  5. Arch Support
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    Arch Support

    Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

    written by: Suzanne Wales
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    12.29.11

  6. The Tree of Ghent
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    The Tree of Ghent

    Just as the famed Treaty of 1814 called for peace between the United Kingdom and the United States, the large beech tree on Dieter Van Everbroeck's property harmonizes the relationship between site...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Hertha Hurnaus
    01.15.09

  7. San Diego Cadres
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    San Diego Cadres

    In 2006, architect Nathan Lee Colkitt, whose firm has designed affordable, modern housing, a challenged athletes foundation and a conceptual Cuban immigrant museum, was in search of a live/work...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.22.10

  8. English Designer's Live/Work Home
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    English Designer's Live/Work Home

    In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade.

    written by: Alyn Griffiths
    photos by: Andrew Meredith
    05.27.12

  9. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
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    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  10. Building Blocks
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    Building Blocks

    On a double suburban lot in Tokyo, the Office of Ryue Nishizawa built a neighborhood-scaled, flexible-format minimalist steel prefab compound for Yasuo Moriyama—a very private individual with...

    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.17.09

  11. Modernism for an Ancient Pastime
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    Modernism for an Ancient Pastime

    One of Boston's newest additions is the Kollel of Greater Boston—a post-graduate Talmudic research institute that trains future Rabbis—built in the city's historic Brighton district.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Josh Kuchinsky
    01.15.11

  12. The Giving Tree
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    The Giving Tree

    A bright idea blossomed close to home for Modal Design principal Daniel Monti. Tasked to create a low-maintenance, multi-generational home for his parents, his family, his brother’s children...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Benny Chan
    08.03.11

  13. Commons' Grounds
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    Commons' Grounds

    A cornerstone of Portland, Oregon’s plan to eradicate homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons supportive housing project proves that thoughtful design creates considerable social good.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    08.29.12

  14. 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

  15. Burchfield Penney Art Center
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    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    If there's one thing that describes Buffalonians, it's pride. Whether it's in the form of tirelessly cheering on our Buffalo Bills or even boasting about the annual snowfall, we'll sing it loudly....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.25.11

  16. Living in a Polish Water Tower
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    Living in a Polish Water Tower

    I received an unexpected postcard from the petite Polish town of Dąbrówno last week, sent by my friend Tim who was backpacking through Europe. He mentioned that he was shacking up in a...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.27.10

  17. Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta
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    Polished Minimalism: A Modern Abode in Atlanta

    Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Gregory Miller
    06.14.12

  18. Red, Wood, and Blue
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    Red, Wood, and Blue

    An entreprenurial pair of Belgian brothers land in one of Texas's few bohemian oases, become property owners, and find that sharing a house in adulthood isn't half bad.

    written by: Sam Martin
    10.23.09

  19. Post Bale
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    Post Bale

    Boulder, Colorado, straddles a dynamic geographical border where miles of Rocky Mountains descend into flat plains that stretch all the way to the Appalachians. With four picture-perfect seasons...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.15.09

  20. Soho Row House Renovation
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    Soho Row House Renovation

    The New York City-based firm Delson or Sherman Architects assembled this duplex apartment in a Soho row house from two stacked apartments and a new rear extension. Their clients were a single...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.06.10

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