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Surfaces Stone Expo 2011

S2: Surfaces + StonExpo 2011

This week we headed to Las Vegas for S2, a combination the Surfaces and StonExpo trade shows. We walked miles through the exhibition spaces at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and here present the favorites of what we saw.
January 28, 2011
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Family Home Renovation in Brooklyn

For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile. Few couples, however, include both the architect whose training can precipitate a vision and the professional critic whose career is staked on evaluating the work of architects. No pressure!
January 28, 2011
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Marco Hemmerling's Triwing Chair

Last December, I came across this fascinating article in the Architect's Newspaper that discussed the possibilities digital fabrication brings to the built environment. Since reading the article, "fab labs" and the creations coming out of them keep grabbing my attention. One example is the Triwing chair by Marco Hemmerling. Exhibited at this year's IMM furniture fair in Cologne, the chair is yet another example of what computer-based design and digital fabrication can do.
January 26, 2011
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Just Redo It

What do you get when you give a couple of designers unlimited creative license on a very limited budget? For Andrew Dunbar and Zoee Astrakhan, the possibilities were limitless.
January 24, 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
Janna Stark House - Charred Studs

Wood-Paneled Interior in a San Francisco Victorian

The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.
January 18, 2011
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Modern Recycled House in the Netherlands

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
January 17, 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
Designer Christiane Hogner, Bruxelles

Kind of New

For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium.
January 12, 2011
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