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  1. 131-Day House
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    131-Day House

    Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new home in the middle of Los Angeles in 2009. After a grueling four...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.11.12

  2. 2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa
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    2010 Pritzker: Sejima and Nishizawa

    Kazuyo Sejima (just the second woman ever!) and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architecture firm SANAA were awarded the 2010 Pritzker Prize. The pair (just the second duo to win the Pritzker Prize)...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.29.10

  3. A Northern Haven
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    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  4. A Piece of Home
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    A Piece of Home

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Ben Anders
    07.27.11

  5. AC/DC on Rochester Castle
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    AC/DC on Rochester Castle

    Okay, okay, this is a pretty blatant act of movie-meets-architecture branding, but man oh man I'm a total sucker for this amazing animation that somehow marries Iron Man 2, AC/DC, and a 12th...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.11

  6. Blue in the Facade
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    Blue in the Facade

    Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    01.15.09

  7. Braver's New World
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    Braver's New World

    A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Chang Kyun Kim
    12.29.11

  8. Courtyard House by Rowan Opat
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    Courtyard House by Rowan Opat

    On my recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, I did manage to get out of the city for one day. I zipped down to the Mornington Peninsula to visit a couple wineries, and also to see the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Peter Bennetts
    10.30.09

  9. Craig Newick's Chanukah Houses
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    Craig Newick's Chanukah Houses

    Earlier today architect Craig Newick sent me a note with a little one-off Chanukah project he did for his wife and I couldn't resist sharing it. He made a menorah of houses, eight small models...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.08.10

  10. Critics Love Critics
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    Critics Love Critics

    The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week, with the prize for commentary going to Sarah Kaufman, a dance writer, of the Washington Post. I was heartened immediately that a dance writer took...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.15.10

  11. Desert Canopy House
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    Desert Canopy House

    We're thrilled to have architect Whitney Sander back to Dwell on Design this year to talk about his unusual prefabricated building system. Sander's hybridized prefab approach sees his homes' frames...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.09.13

  12. Double the Pleasure
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    Double the Pleasure

    These twin sun-drenched San Diego abodes prove that two decks are better than one.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Bryce Duffy
    01.21.09

  13. Glazed Old Fashioned
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    Glazed Old Fashioned

    On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    07.22.10

  14. Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
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    Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.22.11

  15. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
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    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  16. Hoagies' Heroes
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    Hoagies' Heroes

    Best friends since middle school, Casey Patten and David Mazza have a passion for their up-and-coming slice of Washington, DC, matched only by their commitment to making you the best damn sandwich...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    07.16.09

  17. Industrial Shipping Container Bathroom
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    Industrial Shipping Container Bathroom

    When a pair of San Franciscans recast their loft with a pair of shipping containers, their bathroom got the full industrial treatment. Exposed pipes, copper fittings, and a slate of custom work by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    07.12.13

  18. Kimball Art Center Finalists
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    Kimball Art Center Finalists

    Last week I was in Park City, Utah, home of the Kimball Art Center. Founded in 1976, and housed in what was once the Kimball Bros. auto garage, the Kimball is a living museum offering the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.25.12

  19. Less Is Amore
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    Less Is Amore

    With its architectural history reaching back to the ancient Greeks, Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, has plenty of old bones. In 2001, while still students, native sons Francesco (now an...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    05.08.11

  20. Let the Sun Shine In
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    Let the Sun Shine In

    Although the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team fell short during bowl season, another dynasty is afoot at the idyllic Boulder campus.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.09

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