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Chicken Chapel

Chicken Chapel

Architect Keith Moskow grew up doing grunt construction work. His dad was a builder and after his first year of college, he helped build their family's summer home. "I was doing lowly work, but it was really good experience to think about architecture and building and how it goes together," Moskow says. A partner at Moskow Linn Architects for more than 20 years, he and cofounder Robert Linn decided it was time to help a new generation of designers. Earlier this year, they established Studio North, a design-build branch of their practice, and with five eager students, created and constructed the Chicken Chapel.
September 20, 2011
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Neutra Box

When Hector Perez couldn't find the ideal mailbox to install outside of his Eichler in Oakland, California, he decided to make his own. "It was really born out of frustration," says Perez, a composer for Music Orange, of his foray into product design. "We couldn't find a mailbox for our modern home that was a simple, true, mimimalist design."
May 30, 2011
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 exposed nail heads, but the art that adorned the walls and the

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 exposed nail heads, but the art that adorned the walls and the music that rocked into the wee hours was a culmination of years of pondering the urban state of this exploding city just south of San Diego, California.
March 16, 2009
HÛT Architecture used rough-sewn larch and galvanized steel to enliven what was a dull-looking mid-20th-century bungalow in the English countryside. The wood will age and change color rapidly, allowing the building to merge into its natural surroundings y

Heart of the Country

Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the village of Peasmarsh set the scene for John Carver and Anna Carloss’s modern renovation of a mid-century bungalow, bringing the city—–or at least its design sensibility—–that much closer.
February 26, 2009
The facade of the Farley Studio presents a clean, minimalist space–a stark contrast to the colorful clutter of the painting studio hidden behind corrugated-metal walls at the back of the house.

Lone Star

Rural Texas commonly conjures visions of Stetsons, spurs, and longhorn steer, but the countryside contains more than just cowboys. On a wide stretch of farmland, the Farley Studio brings modern architecture and contemporary art to Fort Worth's farthest reaches.
January 22, 2009
The Weber house overlooks a tranquil valley of farms in Black Earth, Wisconsin. The rear of the house—modern and right-angled—both contrasts and complements the surrounding vernacular architecture.

Labor of Loved Ones

Designed by his son and daughter-in-law, and largely built by his family and a host of neighborly helpers, Bill Weber’s new home is all about strengthening the ties that bind.
January 16, 2009
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Scrap House

"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new house from old scrap.
January 14, 2009
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Abiquiu Debut

Abiquiu, New Mexico, owes this rugged new house to a plucky pair of residents, two talented architects and one long-sighted and very gracious loan officer.
January 14, 2009
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