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  1. A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
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    A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    01.13.14

  2. A Modern Preschool in San Francisco
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    A Modern Preschool in San Francisco

    Karen Curtiss of San Francisco architecture and design firm Red Dot Studio transforms a warehouse into a cheerful preschool.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian McCloud
    05.29.14

  3. Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe
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    Price-Wise Design: 10 Affordable Houses From Around the Globe

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.13.14

  4. A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home
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    A Modern, Energy-Efficient Smart Home

    The University of California, Davis, and automaker Honda team up on a concept that explores energy efficiency and emerging green technology in a residential context.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.01.14

  5. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
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    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  6. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home
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    Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan's Shelter Island Vacation Home

    For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity to create an intimate and relaxing hideaway.

    written by: Dan Rubinstein
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    02.26.14

  7. A Sustainable Home in Silicon Valley
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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.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    03.29.14

  8. A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold
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    A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold

    How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  9. A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment
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    A Gut Renovation Transforms a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

    A 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment gets a new look.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.30.14

  10. Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
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    Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama

    In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Jean Allsopp
    06.17.14

  11. A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia
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    A Compact Minimalist Apartment in Slovenia

    Though diminutive in size, a Slovenia apartment renovation represents a dramatic results. "Our aim was to adapt this interior to the versatile, ever-changing needs of the modern customer," says...

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.04.14

  12. Architecture Across Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland
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    Architecture Across Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland

    It is far too easy to stick with England in terms of exciting modern architecture, but you would be remiss to skip the fantastic buildings to be found farther north.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.10.14

  13. A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam
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    A Prize-Winning Renovation in Rotterdam

    Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.25.14

  14. 7 Luminous Modern Interiors
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    7 Luminous Modern Interiors

    Bright and light-filled, these seven homes ranging from a Los Angeles renovation to a spa-like bathroom in upstate New York are a breath of fresh air.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.14

  15. A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California
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    A Sustainable "Case Study" House in California

    A Southern California architect approaches his family home as an experiment in sustainable design.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.07.14

  16. Modern Renovations of Period Homes
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    Modern Renovations of Period Homes

    Some of our favorite renovation stories involve recasting period architecture into modern residences, and these seven projects give historic structures a new history to call their own.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.12.14

  17. Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture
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    Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture

    We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials special issue.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.15.14

  18. A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens
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    A Gathering Spot and Emergency Resource for New York's Community Gardens

    In a community garden in the Bronx, a structure will serve as a shelter for recreation, and as a sustainable power source in an emergency.

    written by: William Lamb
    05.09.14

  19. Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building
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    Danish Army’s Next Mission: Sustainable Building

    The armed forces go mod and green with a cleverly designed set of barracks.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.13.14

  20. Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland
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    Polished Off: 4 Modern Residences in Poland

    Innovative residences in Poland prove that the only way to go is east.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.16.14

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