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  1. Built-In Style
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    Built-In Style

    In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a (very) cozy home of their own by redefining the functionality of walls and windowsills.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    05.13.09

  2. Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen
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    Mountain Dwellings Urban Development in Copenhagen

    In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands. No ordinary geological behemoth, this sloping peak is a feat of...

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    07.21.09

  3. Reflections on a Lake
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    Reflections on a Lake

    Unobtrusively distinct from its neighbors, a weekend house in Mexico assimilates the colors of the surrounding landscape on surfaces of glass, steel, and concrete.

    written by: Ana Guerrerosantos
    07.28.09

  4. Houston, We've Solved a Problem
    Green

    Houston, We've Solved a Problem

    A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line...

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    01.25.09

  5. Salvage Love
    My House

    Salvage Love

    The first year out of college is a wildcard for most people. Whether spent bumming around Europe with a backpack or slogging through a suffocating desk job, it’s often a year with little...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    01.14.09

  6. New Orleans, LA
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    New Orleans, LA

    As New Orleans struggles to get back on its feet, one architect learns from the past while building for the future.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.18.09

  7. Richard Schulman's Photographs
    Interviews

    Richard Schulman's Photographs

    Last week I talked to photographer Richard Schulman about his career photographing legends of the architecture and art worlds. This week Richard pulled 21 images from his impressive catalog to...

    photos by: Richard Schulman
    04.20.10

  8. Project Runaway
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    Project Runaway

    Driven by the death of several appliances, a San Francisco family finds that a spanking new kitchen delivers a good dose of domestic harmony along with the excuse to execute a complete home makeover.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.05.10

  9. Buffalo, New York
    Three Buildings

    Buffalo, New York

    Last week I traveled back East to my hometown of Buffalo, New York. Though we may not be able to consistently win a football game, we Buffalonians do know good architecture when we see it. The...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.09

  10. A Northern Haven
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    A Northern Haven

    North Haven, a rocky island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay, is quintessentially New England. As it happens, so is this boat barn–inspired brand of rugged, regional modernism.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    06.17.09

  11. Small in Seattle
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    Small in Seattle

    For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000....

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.11

  12. Engraved House
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    Engraved House

    As artist Christopher Griffin and aesthetician Oresta Korbutiak prepared to renovate their live-work space in Ottawa, the couple sought an architect who would respect the bones of the building, the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.11.09

  13. Plan of Steel
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    Plan of Steel

    The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park. Nestled amid piñon and juniper trees and outcroppings of boulders, the...

    written by: Brendan Newnam
    photos by: Misha Gravenor
    03.07.10

  14. Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets
    Product Reviews

    Don Norman Reviews 7 Modern Faucets

    Far from fickle, faucets function best when they’re running hot and cold. These modern fixtures prove their mettle by making it oh-so-easy to go with the flow.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    04.18.09

  15. Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation
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    Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation

    When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable bungalow.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.18.10

  16. A Platform for Living
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    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

  17. Modern Awakening
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    Modern Awakening

    In Salt Lake City, a place not renowned for progressive architecture, Brent Jespersen built a luminous canyon retreat—using his architect father and a famed Utah modernist as his guides.

    written by: Heather Bradley
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    06.01.09

  18. An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California
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    An Eichler-Inspired Modular Home in California

    With a sleek prototype in Emeryville, California, under its belt, Simpatico Homes sets out to redefine prefab's cost—and footprint.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    12.22.12

  19. Building the Maxon House: Week 2
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 2

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.09.11

  20. Designy-ness vs. Design
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    Designy-ness vs. Design

    Where is the line between design and "designy-ness"? A recent essay got us thinking about how consumers identify real innovation beneath a cosmetically enhanced product. Join the debate.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    08.17.09

  21. 8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group
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    8 House by Bjarke Ingels Group

    Good things come in threes and for Danish superstarchitect Bjarke Ingels, it’s no different. As he makes his new home in New York City, the founder of BIG (the Bjarke Ingels Group) sees the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.25.10

  22. Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks
    Product

    Mjölk: Favorite Product Picks

    Storeowners Juli Daoust and John Baker scout Scandinavia and Japan for the best designs in each region to bring back the best of their finds to their Toronto shop Mjölk (pronounced "mi...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.11

  23. Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
    Design 101

    Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer

    The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.14.14

  24. Homes with a Waterfront View
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    Homes with a Waterfront View

    Spying a body of water—be it a placid lake, roaring ocean, glassy pond, or snaking river—from your bedroom window is one of the fairest sights one can see. And for the residents of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.14.12

  25. 13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces
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    13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces

    Kiss the cube goodbye; these collective offices add flair to the freelance life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

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