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Rain Chains and Water Catchment Systems to Get You Ready for Spring

April showers may bring May flowers, but spring rain also offers an opportunity to maximize the storage of our most precious resource—water. The following rain chains show us how to conserve and capture rainwater in style.
April 2, 2015
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This Modern Barn Looks Completely at Home in the English Countryside

Chris Dyson Architects created a contemporary extension to a traditional cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds.
March 27, 2015
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Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission Votes to Save Googie Design at Norms

After weeks of waiting on the Cultural Heritage Commission's nomination to designate Norms La Cienega an Historic-Cultural Monument, Googie supporters couldn't be happier with this week's vote.
March 23, 2015
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A Serene Nakashima Bathroom Survives

George Nakashima’s sublime Japanese-style bathroom endures at his rural estate.
March 22, 2015
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A Bright Office Addition in Cape Cod

An East Falmouth couple reached out to New York-based firm Present Architecture to create a bright home office in tune with their existing home and garden.
March 1, 2015
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1830 Schoolhouse Salvaged as a Cozy Cabin

Joining Shobac—a historic farm in Nova Scotia now filled with cabins available for rent—is a 1830 schoolhouse converted into a two-bedroom cottage. Rehabilitated by Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, the one-room schoolhouse hails from the town of Chebogue. MacKay-Lyons purchased the decrepit structure—it had closed in 1950 and fallen into misuse—to save it from demolition, and restored and transported it to the Shobac site.
February 23, 2015
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A Frank Lloyd Wright Gem in Los Angeles Reopens to the Public

This weekend, Angelenos will have a rare chance to attend tours—at night!—at the famed architect’s iconic Hollyhock House.
February 10, 2015
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Game On: Great Design in Super Bowl Cities

Prepare for Super Bowl XLIX by revisiting these projects in (or near) stadiums that have hosted recent NFL championship games.
January 30, 2015
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A Cow Shed Turned Family Home, and 7 Cases for Adaptive Reuse

How can you turn a planning office, a cow shed, a horse stable, or an old garage into a transcendent modern home? Check out these eight projects for inspiration.
January 21, 2015
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