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  1. Words You Should Know: Building Codes
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know: Building Codes

    Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    09.29.11

  2. Words You Should Know
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know

    Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house. Different than “estimate.” (“Bid” is to “estimate” as “getting wife flowers” is to ...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  3. Why Is Joe Frowning?
    Design 101

    Why Is Joe Frowning?

    So you’ve brought home a bumbling new contractor who’ll turn your Ritz into a wreck. How to avoid it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  4. Why Is Jane Smiling?
    Design 101

    Why Is Jane Smiling?

    So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz. How to do it? Read on.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  5. VHP Urban Designers + Architects + Landscape Architects BV

    VHP Urban Designers + Architects + Landscape Architects BV

    VHP is a practice for urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. We apply these disciplines to a very wide range of projects, at every scale and across all scales....

    05.26.09

  6. The Good Design Show

    The Good Design Show

    Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Good Design bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and...

    06.08.11

  7. The Critic and the Game Space
    Post

    The Critic and the Game Space

    Video games are an often-overlooked realm of architectural ideas and spatial design—the buildings and landscapes through which characters move, play, and operate—but where are the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    02.09.09

  8. Storefront Newsprints
    Books

    Storefront Newsprints

    Few forms of reading leave a physical reminder of the act itself, but to page through the two volumes of collected newsprints from Storefront for Art and Architecture is to truly feel and see the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.03.10

  9. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  10. Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Peter DeMaria on the Future of Prefab

    Some people assume that yet-to-be-invented high-tech materials and systems will be the saviors of 
our construction industry.

    01.28.09

  11. On the Level
    --Done Right

    On the Level

    Sadly there's no blueprint for how to best work with an architect. Follow the example of the Smiths, though, and you'll come out ahead.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

  12. Nendo

    Nendo

    Tokyo-based design firm Nendo believes that small moments are what make our days interesting and rich. They seek to reconstitute the everyday by collecting and reshaping objects into things that...

    01.13.09

  13. Mayer Sattler-Smith

    Mayer Sattler-Smith is a multi-disciplinary design firm founded by Klaus Mayer and Petra Sattler-Smith in 2001. The firm is based in Anchorage, Alaska....

    01.19.09

  14. Magic Box Inc.

    Magic Box Inc. provides you with a unique, comfortable space for the individual and for the business with the Magic Box product. ...

    01.13.09

  15. Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Leo Marmol on the Future of Prefab

    More and more people are coming 
to us informed about the complete benefits of prefab construction.

    01.28.09

  16. Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab
    --The Future of

    Joel Turkel on the Future of Prefab

    The future of prefab is an increasingly nonarchitectural problem.

    written by: Joel Turkel
    10.03.09

  17. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
    Profiles

    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  18. In the Nick of Time
    Design 101

    In the Nick of Time

    Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.25.10

  19. In the City by Nigel Peake
    Post

    In the City by Nigel Peake

    “I begin to know a city through its fragments, walking below tall buildings, along facades of signs, doors, and windows, crossing without knowing from one district to the next, down busy streets...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

  20. Ill Communication
    --Done Wrong

    Ill Communication

    The Joneses went for a splashy starchitect to design their new home. Then things took a turn for the worse.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    10.12.10

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