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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Bar Method
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    Bar Method

    When plans for a prefab home flopped, Rian and Melissa Jorgensen were introduced to Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture, whose custom design was able to deliver an environmentally conscious...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Joe Fletcher
    09.15.11

  4. Seamless Living in Brisbane
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    Seamless Living in Brisbane

    For their family home in Brisbane, Australia, John and Cathy Dillon spent countless hours poring over design magazines and books to strike the right updated-mid-century-modern balance. "We...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: David Sandison
    01.30.12

  5. 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

  6. A Weekend Retreat in the Forest
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    A Weekend Retreat in the Forest

    Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by Scott Rappe provides a modern weekend retreat for a Chicago couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.21.13

  7. Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse
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    Living in a 1912 Schoolhouse

    In rural Wisconsin, a family transforms a one-room schoolhouse dating from 1912 into a cozy weekend getaway.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.24.13

  8. Modern Design and Architecture Across Spain
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    Modern Design and Architecture Across Spain

    Take a photographic odyssey through a sample of the best architecture and design on the Iberian peninsula.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.31.13

  9. Material Focus: Concrete
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    Material Focus: Concrete

    In this Material Focus installment, we examine béton brut—roughly finished exposed concrete—a modern design idea popularized by architects like Le Corbusier and Auguste Perret.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.13

  10. A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home
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    A Gothic-Inspired Modern Home

    Modernism's crisp lines and ornament-free surfaces bear little resemblance to Gothic architecture's gingerbread house–like flourishes. But in the North Carolina residence belonging to a musician...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Raymond Goodman
    10.17.13

  11. An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska
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    An Art-Inspired Modern House in Nebraska

    Tasked with creating a hybrid residence and art gallery, architect Jeff Dolezal of Omaha, Nebraska, firm Tack Architects called upon mid-century influences to create a showpiece of modern design in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.30.13

  12. A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos
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    A Modern Energy-Efficient House in Los Altos

    Calling upon midcentury modern archetypes, Curt Cline of Modern House Architects designed a residence in Los Altos, California, built with Passive House principles in mind.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.21.13

  13. 5 Daring Hillside Homes
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    5 Daring Hillside Homes

    Clinging to their precarious sloping lots, these houses rise to challenging building sites.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.13

  14. 7 Luminous Modern Interiors
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    7 Luminous Modern Interiors

    Bright and light-filled, these seven homes ranging from a Los Angeles renovation to a spa-like bathroom in upstate New York are a breath of fresh air.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.14

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District
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    Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District

    What constitutes good modern design in a historic district? Kansas City architecture firm Kem Studio proposes a solution that respects the past and is firmly rooted in the present.

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.18.13

  18. Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe
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    Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.13.14

  19. 7 Wood-Clad Houses We Love
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    7 Wood-Clad Houses We Love

    The warmth and natural beauty of wood—deployed indoors or outside—steals the show in these seven projects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.27.14

  20. Interior Motives
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    Interior Motives

    Rich materials, comfy textiles, a splash of paint, or the deft use of light—we call out design gestures that do wonders to carve out a cozy home.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.30.12

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