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15 Modern Summer Rentals

Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design. Warning: You may want to stay indoors during your vacation.



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A Clean Slate

A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an expansive space suited to a young professional with a taste for…
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Go With the Flow

Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.


The EcoHat is as typical of the Oxley Woods design as an old-fashioned chimney.
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Industrial Evolution

A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood.
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Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh

An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Plus, catch architect Andrew Moss's guide to the city here.)
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Cabin Fever

Built-ins abound in this renovation of a 1970s lodge perched high in the French Alps. H2O Architectes devised a plan to increase livable space while leaving the structure intact.
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A Zero-Energy Community: Final Post

Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first multifamily zero-energy community in the United States.

Windcatchers Defind

Windcatchers are controlled indoor weather systems, architectural microclimates framed by windows and walls.



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The Modern Family: Part One

For Part One of our two-part series "The Modern Family," sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, the Yee family welcomes us into their bucolic home in Carmel, California, designed by Lake|Flato Architects.