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  1. Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon
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    Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon

    The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gary Tarleton
    02.26.09

  2. Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Modern Space-Efficient Family Home in San Francisco

    To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.

    written by: Rachel Levin
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    10.20.11

  3. Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets
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    Modern Storage Solutions: 5 Smart Built-Ins and Closets

    When space is tight, designers often eke out additional (hidden) square footage by going deep—into the walls and furnishings themselves. Built-in shelving, closets, and creative, multipurpose built...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.13

  4. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
    Houses We Love

    Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

    Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Norman McGrath
    09.18.12

  5. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
    Outdoor

    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  6. Modular Retreat
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    Modular Retreat

    Architect Jim Garrison of Brooklyn-based Garrison Architects was asked to design a lakeside retreat for visiting families at a boarding school for troubled teens, Star Commonwealth, in Albion,...

    written by: Erika Heet
    03.17.10

  7. More for Less: A Small-Space Inspiration Guide

    More for Less: A Small-Space Inspiration Guide

    From pint-size apartments, town houses, family homes, and vacation getaways to our favorite storage solutions, transformable furniture, and designer advice, we've got you covered on tips and ticks...

    09.27.13

  8. More Modern on the Inside: Slab Apartment, Athens
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    More Modern on the Inside: Slab Apartment, Athens

    Athens, Greece, the cradle of classical architecture, is home to this modern renovation of an 810-square-foot apartment. The pied-à-terre's location in Plaka, the historic neighborhood at...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.05.12

  9. MOS

    The first thing to know about MOS is that we are a collective of designers, architects, thinkers, and state-of-the-art weirdoes. The two principals, Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, teach at...

    01.28.09

  10. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
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    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

  11. Murphy's Law
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    Murphy's Law

    Flashback to the early 1900s: After trying to woo an opera singer, but having to abide by the strict moral code of a woman entering a man's bedroom, William Lawrence Murphy invented the Murphy...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.13.13

  12. NHR Apartment by Gut Gut
    House Tours

    NHR Apartment by Gut Gut

    In our March 2012 issue we toured this small Bratislava, Slovak Republic, apartment in the story True Value. Now we're having a look at another hip flat by the same firm, Gut Gut. This time the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.30.12

  13. Nice Box
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    Nice Box

    In October, the light in Norway is cold and diffused by rain. It's "our worst month," says John Roger Holte, a Norwegian artist and builder. The weather may be dismal here, but the...

    written by: Clare Dudman
    photos by: Pia Ulin
    02.26.09

  14. No Grid in Sight
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    No Grid in Sight

    Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons. The Colorado Plateau is not one of them. This is a land of stunning contradictions, where thousand-foot...

    written by: James Nestor
    photos by: Daniel Hennessy
    02.26.09

  15. Normal Projects

    Normal Projects

    Normal Projects/Michael Chen Architecture is an architecture practice producing both built commissioned work and design research. We integrate diverse thinking about architecture, interiors,...

    07.17.14

  16. noroof Architects

    Margarita McGrath and Scott Oliver began working together in 1994 on the design of the ranch house project for a horse-loving client and her husband. A decade+ later, they completed their first...

    03.26.09

  17. Office Shed in Miniature
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    Office Shed in Miniature

    In preparation for our upcoming outdoor issue, we've been examining all manners of outbuildings: prefab sheds, tree houses, architectural follies, even chicken coops. The recently introduced Tetra...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.06.12

  18. On The Rocks
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    On The Rocks

    For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.11.11

  19. One Room Fits All
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    One Room Fits All

    New Yorkers often work, eat, sleep, and entertain in a single room. But for Milan Hughston, a renovation turned that predicament into a pleasure.

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Grant Delin
    05.04.09

  20. Opened House
    My House

    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

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