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A Renovated Farmhouse in Northern Italy

A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.
March 31, 2012
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Row House

With a modernist palette of concrete, glass, and steel, Ziger/Snead Architects constructed an ode to rowing in rural Virginia.
October 21, 2011
Wallter will introduce this new planter Pot at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles June 24-26, 2011.

Preview: New from Wallter

At Dwell on Design last year, Richmond, California-based design company Wallter made a splash with its powder-coated products and the debut of its new planter. Owners and designers Max and Linda Geiser are back again this year with a brand-new, larger planter (simply called the planter Pot). We chatted with Max about what they've been up to since last year's show, how they designed the new planter, and what they're most looking forward to at Dwell on Design and the Los Angeles Design Festival.
June 22, 2011
Blee Patio Portraits

Renovating An Aging Mill in France

In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had fallen into terrible disrepair.
January 19, 2011
Barbara Hill's Dancehall/House in Marfa, Texas
September 14, 2010
Misty Keasler

Dance Dance Renovation

The first time Houston-based architectural designer Barbara Hill set foot inside what would become her future second house, a 100-year-old adobe in Marfa, Texas, she found a cramped warren of rooms filled to the brim with trash. The structure, originally built as a private dance hall, had lived through many incarnations, from a grocery and candy store to, more recently, a haven for detritus. Undaunted, Hill purchased the property and spent the next year and a half transforming the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat. Here she shares the story of a true West Texas revival.
January 17, 2011
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Startin' Spartan

When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock climbing, and “not talking.” After graduation, Atherton moved back to his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, and purchased a downtown lot. Wanting to build a house, he asked Keener—–a pro carpenter, then living in Colorado—–to help with design and construction. Six months later, “His house became our house,” says Keener. “It became obvious the only way it would get built was if I shared the mortgage.” Atherton cackles: “I suckered him down here.” The roommates are now business partners: They founded a design firm, Atherton Keener, in 2007. On a 110-degree day, they invited us in for a tour.   
November 22, 2010
Modern box house in Nagoya, Japan

Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan

This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes. Fitting it all into 1,115 square feet, however, prompted Japanese architect Makoto Tanijiri to think outside the box.
November 1, 2010
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Workstead Lighting

Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.
July 22, 2010
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Inside the New Bay Bridge

On a recent sunny San Franciscan morning, associate editor Miyoko Ohtake put on a yellow vest, protective goggles, and a hardhat to partake in a deep-access tour of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Led by Bay Bridge Public Information Officer Bart Ney, the tour included a visit to (and inside!) the new eastern skyway as well as a boat cruise around the base of the bridge, which is expected to be completed in 2013. Watch our slideshow for a look into the construction of the incredible structure.
July 2, 2010
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