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  1. The Intelligent Kitchen: Francine Besselaar

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Francine Besselaar

    A Manhattan transplant, architect Francine Besselaar and her partner Canan Akyuz, built her Princeton, New Jersey, home to showcase open, airy spaces and a kitchen that fosters conversation.

    01.08.09

  2. The Intelligent Kitchen: Dr. Vijay Battu

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Dr. Vijay Battu

    Dr. Vijay Battu gives us a tour of his elegant Manhattan apartment, extolls the virtues of open space in kitchens, and performs an impromptu living room concert. Along the way we learn about...

    02.26.09

  3. The Intelligent Kitchen: Connie Hughes

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Connie Hughes

    Connie Hughes’ dream kitchen started with a one-of-a-kind view, a wish list, and a daily ritual of watching the morning news with her husband. Connie and her builder walk us through the newly...

    02.26.09

  4. The Intelligent Kitchen: Jeffrey Beers

    The Intelligent Kitchen: Jeffrey Beers

    Architect, homeowner, and culinary guru Jeffery Beers shares his personal tenets on kitchen design, and why it’s important for the most social room in house to know its chef.

    02.26.09

  5. The Intelligent Kitchen: The e-House

    The Intelligent Kitchen: The e-House

    At his upstate New York home, known as the e-House, architect Michael McDonough is conducting an ongoing experiment in ecological awareness. In this video Michael takes us on a tour of his kitchen,...

    02.26.09

  6. The Bathroom Reinvented

    The Bathroom Reinvented

    Industrial designer and London–based Dwell contributor Virginia Gardiner shares the ins and outs of her low-cost, low-tech concept for a waterless toilet system.

    06.16.09

  7. The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    The Bathroom Reinvented: Hyphae

    Ecologist Brent Bucknum, principal of Hyphae Design Lab in Oakland, California, shares the ABC's of re-routing a home's waste water (greywater) to sustainably irrigate gardens and other green...

    07.22.09

  8. On Shelter Island

    On Shelter Island

    Husband-and-wife architecture team Yoshiko Sato and Michael Morris open the doors to their newly constructed home on Shelter Island in New York. The pair teamed up with Evans+Paul to fabricate a...

    10.26.09

  9. Universal Design: Public Restrooms

    Universal Design: Public Restrooms

    In the first video of a two-part series, New York–based firm Smart Design examines the intersection between Universal Design principles and the limitations of public bathrooms.

    01.27.10

  10. Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    Universal Design: Public Bathrooms

    For the second offering of our two-part series on Universal Design, the folks from Smart head over to some public restrooms in New York, illustrating how principles outlined in the first video...

    03.11.10

  11. Thibault’s Follies
    Outdoor

    Thibault’s Follies

    Quebec City architect Pierre Thibault has designed three Habitats Légers, or Light Habitats­—small structures installed in the landscape and meant as creative retreats. The first...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.04.09

  12. Nature’s Graces
    Outdoor

    Nature’s Graces

    With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Sarah Rich
    02.04.09

  13. Ich Bin Ein Mulcher
    Outdoor

    Ich Bin Ein Mulcher

    When, at cocktail parties, the conversation turns from the fleeting news of the day to the subject of sublime beauty, Dan Maginn often find himself smiling, for soon, he will speak of mulch.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    02.04.09

  14. Not Just Another Plant in the Wall
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    Not Just Another Plant in the Wall

    “Technically it’s a cinch,” Patrick Blanc says, and with a wave of the hand ticks off the ingredients needed to build a plant wall: ten-millimeter-thick waterproof PVC slabs...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    01.01.09

  15. All-Inclusive Architecture
    Outdoor

    All-Inclusive Architecture

    At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana sculpture that is the soul of the site.

    written by: Anuj Desai
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.05.09

  16. Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps
    Outdoor

    Pool Houses: From Laps to Naps

    For those seeking refuge from an interminable game of Marco Polo, these four pool houses provide an artful escape.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Ron Pollard
    04.30.09

  17. Dunkin' Danish
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    Dunkin' Danish

    The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in Denmark, it’s the stuff that can save a city.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.17.09

  18. Baltimore Tree House
    Outdoor

    Baltimore Tree House

    The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods but it isn't technically a tree house. "The trees here are...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.04.09

  19. Staten Island
    Outdoor

    Staten Island

    While my appreciation of New York’s 24-7 public transit system remains immeasurable, I am pleased, as day two begins, to catch a ride in a Parks Department Jeep to Staten Island. Within an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    02.14.11

  20. Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer
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    Video: Garrett Finney & Cricket Trailer

    After four years at NASA designing rest-eat-sleep spaces for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, architect Garrett Finney left the agency to pursue earth-based enterprises. He...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.02.11

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