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  1. Startin' Spartan
    My House

    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...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    11.22.10

  2. A Simple Plan
    House Tours

    A Simple Plan

    A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction process.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dwight Eschliman
    11.23.11

  3. Terunobu Fujimori
    Profiles

    Terunobu Fujimori

    A modern eccentric with an architectural sensibility drawn from ancient Japanese traditions, Terunobu Fujimori designs projects that are exercises in playful experimentation and sophisticated craft.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    04.14.09

  4. Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject
    Profiles

    Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject

    Don’t be fooled by his mellow, self-effacing demeanor: Architect Thomas Phifer is a master of his craft, designing daylit, minimalist buildings that meld the ideals of classic modernism with...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    02.09.11

  5. An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home
    My House

    An Airy Addition to a Historic Boise Home

    An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Lincoln Barbour
    10.01.12

  6. Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue
    House Tours

    Meet Upstart Humanitarian Architecture Duo TYIN Tegnestue

    Two young Norwegians take a hands-on approach to do-good design with projects in remote Thailand, Bangkok, Sumatra, and beyond.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Pasi Aalto
    04.13.12

  7. HelioTrace Robotic Facade
    A Great Idea

    HelioTrace Robotic Facade

    I was intrigued by a rendering featured in the latest newsletter from SOM, which came across my desk a few weeks ago. So I wrote the firm for more information. Turns out this new invention—a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    04.11.11

  8. Rising Above It All
    House Tours

    Rising Above It All

    Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, the three apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk, signaling a new day for this once-seedy...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Richard Powers
    01.17.09

  9. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
    Outdoor

    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

  10. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
    Houses We Love

    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  11. Eco-Friendly Penthouse in Canada
    Houses We Love

    Eco-Friendly Penthouse in Canada

    Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where downtown living is rare.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Garth Crump
    08.18.12

  12. Facade Focus: Charred Cedar
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    Facade Focus: Charred Cedar

    Siding is a pretty dull subject—unless you're talking about charred cedar cladding, which makes our hearts go pitter-patter. It's beautiful to look at and practical, too—the ancient Japanese...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.22.13

  13. Restoration Station
    In The Modern World

    Restoration Station

    A Burnham and Root–designed train depot in small-town Iowa scores a $10,000 preservation grant.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    09.28.12

  14. 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades
    A Great Idea

    5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades

    These bold and modern facades take transparency—and creative use of common materials—to the next level.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.07.13

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