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Modern interior with original brick wall

Arch Support

Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.
December 29, 2011
specialty shop in amsterdam

The Wood Life

Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.
December 28, 2011
nativity girard

A Pair of Modern Nativity Scenes

Whether you prefer your Christmas decor splashy or humble, this pair of nativity scenes from a two fountainheads of modern design should see you, Mary, baby Jesus, and all the wisemen through the holiday season. They're a study in contrasts (the Bauhaus set couldn't be more minimal, the Girard more ornate) and price. I'll let you guess which one costs about $35 and which goes for $800.
December 20, 2011
Modern glass shed home in Finland

Shedded Bliss

A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.
December 19, 2011
backyard studio

Backyard Retreat

When sustainable building advisor Megan Lea set out to build a backyard retreat, she knew that reclaimed materials would figure prominently into the design. What resulted is a polychrome of salvaged 100-year-old barnwood by West Salem-based Barnwood Naturals that makes the facade of this Bernard Maybeck-inspired design as unique as it is enviornmentally friendly.
December 6, 2011
Prefab house in Muskö, Sweden

An Asymmetrical Prefab Home in Sweden

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.
December 4, 2011
QuaDror by Dror Benshetrit

Top Dror

Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from architecture to table bases.
November 29, 2011
randy brown omaha nebraska slat house

Slat Happy

Budget supplies become modern design gold in this Omaha home.
November 1, 2011
custom floating shelves in kitchen

Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.
October 20, 2011
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