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  1. Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
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    Courtyard House by Rowan Opat

    On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, I did manage to get out of the city for one day. I zipped down to the Mornington Peninsula to visit a couple wineries, and also to see the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.30.09

  2. Video: Reimagining SFMOMA
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    Video: Reimagining SFMOMA

    I visited the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this weekend to see the recently installed Fisher Collection show Calder to Warhol and I was entranced by this video running in the lobby....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.08.10

  3. Manchester Modernist Society
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    Manchester Modernist Society

    I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing. We were talking about...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.10

  4. Craig Newick's Chanukah Houses
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    Craig Newick's Chanukah Houses

    Earlier today architect Craig Newick sent me a note with a little one-off Chanukah project he did for his wife and I couldn't resist sharing it. He made a menorah of houses, eight small models...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.10

  5. On The Rocks
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    On The Rocks

    For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.11.11

  6. 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

  7. Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize
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    Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

    Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today. Unlike the majority of previous Pritzker winners, whose names often come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.27.12

  8. Venice Takeaway at the Venice Biennale
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    Venice Takeaway at the Venice Biennale

    Crane.tv, the excellent video magazine focusing on design and contemporary culture, has teamed up with Port, the best men's mag out of the UK, to produce this great look at the British pavilion at...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.31.12

  9. AC/DC on Rochester Castle
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    AC/DC on Rochester Castle

    Okay, okay, this is a pretty blatant act of movie-meets-architecture branding, but man oh man I'm a total sucker for this amazing animation that somehow marries Iron Man 2, AC/DC, and a 12th...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.11

  10. WestEnders
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    WestEnders

    One of Portland, Oregon’s, up-and-coming neighborhoods can thank a modern reinterpretation of a previously decrepit building for inspiring a wave of rather chic downtown development.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: John Clark
    01.16.09

  11. Desert Canopy House
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    Desert Canopy House

    We're thrilled to have architect Whitney Sander back to Dwell on Design this year to talk about his unusual prefabricated building system. Sander's hybridized prefab approach sees his homes' frames...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.13

  12. 2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa
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    2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa

    Kazuyo Sejima (just the second woman ever!) and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture firm SANAA were awarded the 2010 Pritzker Prize. The pair (just the second duo to win the Pritzker Prize)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.10

  13. Modern Box Home in Rural Wisconsin
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    Modern Box Home in Rural Wisconsin

    Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a kind of modern observatory for watching winter turn to spring and the great vault of the heavens.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Tom Fowlks
    06.29.13

  14. A Northern Haven
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    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  15. The Right Track
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    The Right Track

    With nearly a half century of architectural experience, Peter Cohen designed this ingenious spine-and-module home for him and his wife Sally in the coastal forests just outside Ellsworth, Maine.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    08.31.09

  16. Minneapolis, MN
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    Minneapolis, MN

    Linden Hills, a leafy neighborhood in southwest Minneapolis abutting recreational Lake Calhoun, is a spot where few fences divide the ranch houses from the Cape Cods and the bungalows, most of them...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chad Holder
    01.16.09

  17. Hoagies' Heroes
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    Hoagies' Heroes

    Best friends since middle school, Casey Patten and David Mazza have a passion for their up-and-coming slice of Washington, DC, matched only by their commitment to making you the best damn sandwich...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    07.16.09

  18. Critics Love Critics
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    Critics Love Critics

    The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week, with the prize for commentary going to Sarah Kaufman, a dance writer, of the Washington Post. I was heartened immediately that a dance writer took...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.10

  19. Less Is Amore
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    Less Is Amore

    With its architectural history reaching back to the ancient Greeks, Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, has plenty of old bones. In 2001, while still students, native sons Francesco (now an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    05.08.11

  20. Prefab Slapstick in One Week
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    Prefab Slapstick in One Week

    I was in the process of researching a big prefab round-up story this week when I came across what might be the only prefab slapstick comedy in existence. A good three decade's before Jacque...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.25.11

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