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At Ground Zero Bedrock, the 9/11 Museum Prepares for Visitors

The architects and exhibition designers behind the National September 11 Memorial Museum offer a behind-the-scenes look before it opens next week.
May 14, 2014
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Artist to Watch: Matt Paweski

Los Angeles based artist-designer Matt Paweski creates riveting sculpture out materials used for furniture: birch plywood, steel, enamel, and copper rivets.
April 29, 2014
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A Cor-Ten Steel-Clad Farmhouse Renovation in Scotland

From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with what was already there.
April 18, 2014
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Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.
April 2, 2014

Exhibit Spotlights the Work of Spanish Architect Luis Vidal

The work of the Madrid-based firm Luis Vidal + Architects, best known for its ambitious airport and train station designs, with be the subject of an exhibition coming to Washington, D.C., and New York City this spring.
April 1, 2014
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Bauhaus-Influenced Furniture from New Tendency

Collaborative Berlin studio New Tendency offers a collection of restrained, elegant, and mostly monochromatic furniture for the home.
March 20, 2014
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10 Olson Kundig Houses

If there's one material Tom Kundig of Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects is known for deploying in his projects, it's steel. Whether polished to a spectacular luster or left to weather with the elements, used as a structural support or applied as a refined accent, steel has the flexibility to be used in myriad ways. "Steel is just such a terrific material," Kundig says. "Virtually all of my projects have some sort of steel involved and hopefully, if I'm doing my job, I'm using it appropriately." Spy 10 of Olson Kundig's projects in the following slideshow.
March 13, 2014
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Mountaintop Modern

A couple's investment of sweat equity pays dividends in a mountainside house in southwestern Colorado
March 12, 2014
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Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand

Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte Perriand turned lofty ideals into revolutionary living spaces. Her extended collaboration with Le Corbusier made the sleek, chrome-finished future a reality, but her continued evolution and experimentation with different forms and materials made her a true icon.
February 25, 2014