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How to Build A Modern Beach House

Eight modern homes that incorporate sustainable building practices into their oceanfront locations.
April 15, 2014
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7 Towers We Love

Modernism scales to new heights with these structures, all of which found unique ways to touch the sky.
April 11, 2014
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8 Victorians with Modern Additions

Affectionate homeowners and architects have beckoned these classic homes into the modern era with sleek, midcentury modern additions that distinguish them from their contemporaries. Consider this combination of old and new a kind of architectural steampunk.
April 9, 2014
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Benjamin Graindorge

April 3, 2014
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Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of space for an extended family to relax.
April 2, 2014
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Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium

Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.
April 1, 2014
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A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.
March 29, 2014
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Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California

Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
March 28, 2014
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Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.
March 26, 2014