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Green and Affordable Structure Fits Three Families in One 28-Foot-Wide Lot

Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.
February 15, 2015
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Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen

Who says modern can't be romantic? Knoll just unearthed a trove of love letters exchanged between iconic designer Eero Saarinen and his wife, writer Aline B. Saarinen. Filled with pet names and poems, the letters reveal an intimate side to the architect that was sometimes absent from his designs. In one particularly tender exchange, he lists the twelve qualities about Aline that drew him to her, which reminded us of why we first fell for his work. We've reproduced the list in full, along with a few of our favorite images from Saarinen's career.
February 13, 2015
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7 Rosy Design Flourishes We Love

Our passion for these seven red accents burns hot.
February 12, 2015
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Eight Daring Designs in Mexico City

Mexico's capital is known for being a congested, vivacious metropolis, but it is also coming into its own as a locus of first-rate design and architecture.
February 10, 2015
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Homes with Distinctive Facades

We approve of these bold homes' first impressions.
January 22, 2015
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Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside

An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.
January 22, 2015
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This Bold Renovated Victorian Spells Out "Hello" on Its Facade

A new addition and a bold exterior treatment transformed this Victorian house in Melbourne into a neighborhood gem.
January 3, 2015
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Japanese Home Among the Trees Uses Bookshelves and Glass for Walls

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young family and the surrounding wildlife.
December 30, 2014
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Enjoy the View Through These Gorgeous Glass Walls

Rather than blot out their scenery, these seven houses attain crystal-clear continuity between interior and exterior with sleek glass curtain walls.
December 17, 2014