Latest Articles in My House

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Outback Staked House

A few years ago, while working with the indigenous communities of remote Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory, architect Sue Harper became passionate about prefab.
March 1, 2009
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Bellemo & Cat's Cradle

Architect-sculptor double act Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo first came to our attention with their Cocoon weekender, a steel-clad blimp suspended in a canopy on the Australian coastline.
February 27, 2009
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Urban Vessel

"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing competitively for 15 years. "It's influenced my design. Sailing vessels are beautifully designed, flexible, made for performance, but also attractive.
February 26, 2009
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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. “Those houses seemed able to breathe, like plants and flowers.”
January 20, 2009
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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 illusions.
January 20, 2009
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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 that were old and wood,” Andy says. “That was our aesthetic.” But thankfully for them, the first-time homebuyers got lucky.
January 20, 2009
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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 construction, the Edstroms turned to Johnsen Schmaling Architects. The creative young couple—Eric is a songwriter and JJ is a life coach—provided the architects with a list of must-haves to accommodate their flexible-but-busy lifestyle. The result is a warm, modernist update that embodies their core Midwestern values: simplicity, connection to nature, and strong family ties.
January 20, 2009
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Architectural Adventure

When people ask architects Apurva Pande and Chinmaya Misra where they live, they never get a straightforward answer. The couple's home lies at the end of a cul-de-sac somewhere between Culver City and West Adams-an amorphous zone west of downtown Los Angeles where angular streets rudely interrupt the city's regular grid.
January 18, 2009
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A House Grows in Brooklyn

While most people living in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn didn’t see much to love about an abandoned, weedy lot squeezed between two old town houses, one couple couldn’t help but see it as an opportunity to finally build their own home
January 18, 2009