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  1. Z for Two
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    Z for Two

    In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Shawn Records
    07.30.10

  2. Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009
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    Young Guns: Best New Practices 2009

    In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms. This year, the AIA San Francisco launched the West Coast debut of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.06.09

  3. Xeros Effect
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    Xeros Effect

    Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.

    written by: Chris Rubin
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    01.19.09

  4. Worth the Wait
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    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  5. Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas
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    Wolfe Den, Austin, Texas

    Architect MJ Neal, much like his hometown of Austin, Texas, possesses a balanced combination of country cordiality and urban edge. In October 2008, we wrote about one of his projects in the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.25.09

  6. Winter Wonderlands
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    Winter Wonderlands

    The chill of winter is soon to set in. Thinking toward blustery days ahead, we've corralled a series of modern homes set amid snowy surroundings and with cozy interiors, ranging from a cabin built...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.29.12

  7. Winds of Change
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    Winds of Change

    Caught in the grip of the worst drought in a century, Australians are showering together.

    written by: Karen Pakula
    photos by: Brett Boardman
    02.01.09

  8. Windproofing
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    Windproofing

    To keep the shade structure from taking flight during high winds, engineers had to make sure the supporting foundation was strong enough to withstand a 100-year windstorm.

    written by: Nate Berg
    06.17.09

  9. Green

    Windcatchers Defind

    Windcatchers are controlled indoor weather systems, architectural microclimates framed by windows and walls.

    01.01.09

  10. Wichita Rising
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    Wichita Rising

    Surrounded by cattle-flecked plains smack in the middle of America, Wichita generally has a reputation as a sleepy, middle-of-nowhere kind of place—even though it’s Kansas’s...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    09.16.11

  11. Where the Wild Things Aren't
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    Where the Wild Things Aren't

    In Vieira do Minho, a small village in northern Portugal, Guilherme Vaz designed a fortresslike retreat that embraces the natural landscape while keeping it at bay.

    written by: Kieran Long
    photos by: David Hughes
    01.16.09

  12. WestEnders
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    WestEnders

    One of Portland, Oregon’s, up-and-coming neighborhoods can thank a modern reinterpretation of a previously decrepit building for inspiring a wave of rather chic downtown development.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: John Clark
    01.16.09

  13. Well Thawed Out
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    Well Thawed Out

    At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based design firm Minarc, bought what was essentially a teardown in the...

    written by: Kathryn Harris
    photos by: Raif Seeburger
    02.01.09

  14. Welcome to the Jungle
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    Welcome to the Jungle

    In Central America, Spanish colonial architecture prevails. But the creeping tide of modernism—represented here by the home of architect José Roberto Paredes—is signaling that...

    written by: Sonja Hall
    photos by: Paco Perez
    04.14.09

  15. Welcome Hut
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    Welcome Hut

    Toronto-based firm Levitt Goodman Architects is known for its green designs. "We've done lots of LEED-certified buildings, but we're looking toward the bigger picture of sustainability,"...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.27.10

  16. Way Out West
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    Way Out West

    Leaving the bustle of Washington, D.C., architect Joe Day and his wife return to California and discover that life in a single-family dwelling isn't as isolated as they had feared.

    written by: Raul Barrenche
    photos by: Gregg Segal
    06.15.09

  17. Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
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    Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

    To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    11.20.12

  18. Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize
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    Wang Shu Wins 2012 Pritzker Prize

    Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today. Unlike the majority of previous Pritzker winners, whose names often come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.27.12

  19. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
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    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  20. Visiting the Parrish Art Museum
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    Visiting the Parrish Art Museum

    In our October Modern Across America issue, we previewed the Hamptons' Parrish Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron with interiors by Konstantin Grcic. Last week, we had...

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    11.15.12

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