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A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.
October 22, 2014
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Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition

Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.
October 22, 2014
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Renovated Midcentury Home in Austin Doubles Square Footage

For over fifty years, A.D. Stenger was a unique figure in the American architectural landscape. Idiosyncratic and independent, Stenger acted as developer, architect, and builder to produce his own unique brand of relaxed modern architecture. Here's how a local architecture firm added on to a Stenger home.
October 14, 2014
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Inside the Ford Foundation with Sheila Hicks

Textile artist Sheila Hicks returns to New York City's Ford Foundation to replace a series of sublimely modernist wall hangings.
October 8, 2014
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Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Renovation

We'll discuss the museum's total renovation at Dwell on Design NY.
October 3, 2014
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Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub

In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.
October 1, 2014
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Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease. Deb Perelman, author of the food blog Smitten Kitchen, has encountered her share of cook space conundrums in the 14 years she’s been a New York City renter—insufficient storage, unsightly counters, and one kitchen that was a mere 42 square feet. Despite those challenges, she’s been able to make do with a few effective, affordable, and temporary solutions. “I look for things I can take with me to the next apartment,” she says. Here, Perelman shares her tips.
September 30, 2014
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Iconic Midcentury Bank Repurposed in Palm Springs

E. Stewart Williams’s Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan building from 1961 gains new life as the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
September 30, 2014

Compact Australian Home Clad in Steel and Concrete

An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both indoors and out.
September 30, 2014
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