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  1. Green Acres
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    Green Acres

    Design pared to the bone is a high-risk strategy, but as this Australian home illustrates, it can also produce a sublime environmental connection.

    written by: Peter Hyatt
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    01.19.09

  2. It Takes a Villa
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    It Takes a Villa

    Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.

    written by: Karim Massoteau
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.19.09

  3. Emerald in the Rough
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    Emerald in the Rough

    An architect and artist flee Dublin for the countryside to build a biodegradable house and raise their children.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Cornelius Scriba
    01.19.09

  4. 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

  5. Opened House
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    Opened House

    A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided it was time to renovate. New to the world of architecture and...

    written by: Brendan Crain
    photos by: Cameron Wittig
    01.20.09

  6. A Lot for a Little
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    A Lot for a Little

    Regina and Andy Rihn weren’t exactly modernists when they first began their frustrating, unproductive slog through the pricey Austin, Texas, real estate market. “We just liked things...

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.20.09

  7. The Full Montara
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    The Full Montara

    In Montara, California, architect Michael Maltzan designed a home for, his sister and brother-in-law. From certain vantage points, the home’s unique angles result in M.C. Escher–like optical...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Noah Webb
    01.20.09

  8. Sustainability in Stages
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    Sustainability in Stages

    "Personally, I’d rather be living outside,” says architect David Hertz. As a young man surfing in Bali, he was impressed by tropical village compounds where indoors and out flow into each other. ...

    written by: Sydney LeBlanc
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    01.20.09

  9. Lava Flow 4, The Big Island
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    Lava Flow 4, The Big Island

    Set into the dense tropical foliage of Hawaii’s wildest coast is a house that goes with the flow by welcoming the breeze.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Linny Morris
    01.20.09

  10. 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

  11. Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs
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    Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs

    This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: RJ Muna
    01.21.09

  12. Organic Chair

    Organic Chair

    This vaunted design was created for the 1940 MoMA exhibition “Organic Design in Home Furnishings.” The chair, which was the first to mold wood into complex curvatures and use the cycle-welding...

  13. PK9

    PK9

    Designed in 1960, the PK9 features a distinctive three-legged stainless steel base topped by a leather-covered seat of pressure-molded polyester.

  14. Swag Leg Chair

    Swag Leg Chair

    While the 1958 fiberglass originals fetch a steep prices on the collector’s market, today’s Swag Leg chair is easy to acquire and 100 percent recyclable.

  15. HP/1

    HP/1

    The HP/1 (whose name stands for “hi pad”) is executed in Morrison’s typical understated manner. The molded seat is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers and sits atop a satin stainless...

  16. Metropolitan Side Chair

    Metropolitan Side Chair

    Bernett’s 2003 side chair rounds out a collection that also includes a lounge chair and bed. This chair is available in a wide range of coverings atop a choice of frames: an aluminum base with four...

  17. De La Warr Pavilion Chair

    De La Warr Pavilion Chair

    The aluminum De La Warr Pavilion chair was designed for the 2005 reopening of England’s modernist seaside landmark. While it can be used outdoors, an upholstered version is available, with the...

  18. Carbon Chair

    Carbon Chair

    The genesis for the Carbon chair was the Carbon Copy, a prototype carbon-fiber replica of Charles and Ray Eames’s iconic Wire chair. This chair is completely hand coiled and is 100 percent carbon...

  19. Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
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    Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.21.09

  20. Zurich, Switzerland
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    Zurich, Switzerland

    Industrial designer Alfredo Häberli shows us how to pass the hours in Zurich, Switzerland, a city with no shortage of timekeepers.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    01.21.09

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