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Home and Studio Maximizes Very Narrow Site in Echo Park

A house in Echo Park makes the most of its narrow lot with open-plan spaces spread out over four levels.
October 22, 2014
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Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall

For a couple with different aesthetic and cultural backgrounds, creating a home that suited them both involved a steep learning curve. But as luck would have it, their architects are also teachers.
October 21, 2014
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Acclaimed Architect Michael Graves Celebrates Firm's 50th Anniversary

A survey of greatest hits from the renowned architect's 50-year career.
October 21, 2014
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Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec

A Montreal firm creates an escape for a family of four in Quebec's Laurentides.
October 21, 2014
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A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds

For a family with three young children, Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen devised durable, modern bunk beds. In addition to incorporating two twin-size and two full-size beds into the 240-square-foot room, the designers needed to wedge in two desks and ample storage. The result: a cozy kids' room complete with cubbies, book storage, and a place to do homework.
October 21, 2014
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Celebrating Scandinavian Cuisine in Los Angeles

The pop-up Nordic Food Festival includes three exclusive tastings.
October 20, 2014
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3M's Iridescent Dichroic Film

The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are covered with layers of microscopic scales set at slightly different angles, so that when light hits the insect, its wings appear to change color along a spectrum. This physiological feat inspired a breakthrough for 3M scientists developing a substitute for dichroic glass, which is coated with metallic oxides that give it an iridescent finish. The result, 3M’s Dichroic Film, offers the lustrous look of an insect wing with an easy-to-apply coating that, at $9 per square foot, costs 90 percent less than the real glass version.
October 20, 2014
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Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.
October 20, 2014
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