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8 Modern Odes to Wood

Wood is a common flooring or furniture choice, but these modern projects express a deep appreciation for the material, putting it to use on walls, ceilings, and beyond.
November 6, 2014
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A Modern Home for a Design-Savvy Family in Florida

A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor-outdoor living space in Winter Park.
October 31, 2014
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Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three hour drive into the Okanogan National Forest for cross-country skiing and hiking. They asked Tim Hammer of CAST architecture, also based in Seattle, to design a structure that could survive forest fires, five feet of snow pack, house guests (and their ski gear), all while requiring minimum maintenance and energy usage. The result is a hardy weekend retreat that’s fine-tuned to its residents and its surroundings.
October 28, 2014
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Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms

Though hard, nonporous surfaces like glass, steel, and tile typically come to mind in bathroom design, marine-grade wood can be a smart choice to warm up a bathing space.
October 27, 2014
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A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.
October 22, 2014
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Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec

A Montreal firm creates an escape for a family of four in Quebec's Laurentides.
October 21, 2014
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A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds

For a family with three young children, Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen devised durable, modern bunk beds. In addition to incorporating two twin-size and two full-size beds into the 240-square-foot room, the designers needed to wedge in two desks and ample storage. The result: a cozy kids' room complete with cubbies, book storage, and a place to do homework.
October 21, 2014
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A Sensitive Modern House in Austin, Texas

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.
October 15, 2014
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Modern Prefab Cabins for California State Parks

Students dream up modular structures for camping around California parklands.
September 15, 2014
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