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December 5, 2013
No shrinking violets, these polychromatic facades are awash with bright hues.
belgium house colorful transluscent facade

Though the front of this house in Belgium is brick, the back is semi-opaque. When illuminated from within, it takes on a rainbow look.

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Aerial view of the Cambridge Lofts Penthouse in Edmonton, Alberta

An eco-friendly penthouse in Alberta features a prismatic facade. Photo by Garth Crump.

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Originally appeared in Eco-Friendly Penthouse in Canada
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Along a Massachusetts home’s facades, deep window openings pop through the silvery, white-cedar cladding in bright bursts. “The punches of color are points of personal expression,” says Taylor, cofounder of Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design. “They let the vitality of the residents leak out so passersby can experience the inside from the outside.” Photo by Gregory Cherin.

Originally appeared in 10 Modern Gables
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girl scouts, scouts, camp, cabin, kansas city, el dorado inc.

With these modern-day lodges for Kansas City campers heading to the country, a Missouri architecture firm puts a fresh face on a 100-year-old Girl Scout tradition. Photo by Mike Sinclair.

Originally appeared in Color Coded: 7 Vibrant Exteriors
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Amsterdam modern house facade charred wood

Charred wood and a bold wash of red enliven the facade of a green house in the Netherlands. Photo by Hans Peter Follmi.

Originally appeared in Facade Focus: Charred Cedar
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villa van vijven exterior

Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams. Their color or choice? Bright orange. Photo by Dean Kaufman.

Originally appeared in 5 Modern Courtyards Part Two
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Housing development in South Bronx, New York

The Brook, a supportive housing project in the Bronx, occupies what had, for years, been a vacant lot. “Before we built on it, there were remnants of dead chickens from who knows what sort of illicit activities,” says project architect Coren Bomback.

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Originally appeared in Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
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belgium house colorful transluscent facade

Though the front of this house in Belgium is brick, the back is semi-opaque. When illuminated from within, it takes on a rainbow look.

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