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A Well-Grafted Home

Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house.
September 6, 2011
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Hometown Hero

Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.
August 29, 2011
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Raise High the Roof Beams

Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space.
August 29, 2011
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Eastern Promise

A 400-year-old icon of Japanese design inspires generations of modern architects.
August 25, 2011
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Video: Prefab Japanese Joinery

In our September 2011 Japan Style issue (now on newsstands!) we showcase a plethora of Japanese-influenced houses as well as feature the incredible craft of Japanese joinery. Here, in a video produced by Tokyo-based design firm Bakoko, we take another look at the traditional carpentry technique and see it automated and applied to modern home building.
August 24, 2011
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Alex Garcia Exhibit

I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who like Garcia is a native Porteño), and since then I've stumbled onto his work in a variety of surprising spots. He makes wall assemblages out of wood—recycled, scrap, veneer, new—and thin strips of metal, creating striking graphic compositions. His work was on view at the San Francisco shop Propeller several months ago; now it's on view at Sticks & Stones Gallery in downtown Oakland through August 31. The other night I ate for the first time at Baby Blues BBQ, a local restaurant, and the lacquered scrap wood tables looked vaguely like Garcia's artwork... turns out he actually made those tables two years ago, as a special project for the restaurant owner. This guy is everywhere! Or maybe it just coincidentally feels that way...
August 19, 2011
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Second to None

With House 2.0, architect Pieter Weijnen demonstrates the exponential rate at which green design is advancing.
August 17, 2011
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New Prospects

A Brooklyn architect shows what a little elbow grease, a healthy dose of naïveté, and a decade can accomplish.
August 13, 2011