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  1. Project Runaway
    House Tours

    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

  2. Victorian Revival
    House Tours

    Victorian Revival

    A couple’s dinner out at their neighborhood bistro provides just the right impetus for their restaurant-inspired kitchen renovation.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Cesar Rubio
    09.14.09

  3. Barely There
    Green

    Barely There

    If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they sat contemplating the water, the Enns family might still be...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Thomas Fricke
    02.01.09

  4. A Tale of Two Houses
    Design 101

    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  5. Worth the Wait
    House Tours

    Worth the Wait

    Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Zubin Shroff
    04.30.09

  6. The New Suburbanism
    House Tours

    The New Suburbanism

    When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they ended up with a spare but airy jewel box and no wooden shingles.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.04.09

  7. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
    Design 101

    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.01.09

  8. Bay Wash
    My House

    Bay Wash

    With a presence in three centuries, Christi Azevedo’s Victorian survived the quake of 1906 and served as a laundry before its rebirth as a well-lit hybrid of old and new.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    01.14.09

  9. Cardenio Petrucci on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Cardenio Petrucci on Kitchens of the Future

    Cardenio Petrucci has seen the kitchen assume increasing prominence, to the point where it’s akin to a piece of fine furniture.  

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  10. Open Kitchen
    Renovation

    Open Kitchen

    A San Francisco architect turns his “inefficiency” kitchen into a modestly scaled and well-lit place to cook, eat, work, and enjoy the view—–even with his back turned.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  11. Pittsburgh Steeler
    My House

    Pittsburgh Steeler

    With a nod to the Burgh’s industrial heritage, and an eye toward the new, Jeff Walz replaced an aging farmhouse with a chic steel cube.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Livia Corona
    01.15.09

  12. Sands Castle
    Finishing Touch

    Sands Castle

    Jeff and Larissa Sand cut their commute down to a few flights of stairs when they moved their industrial design studio, architecture office, and metalwork shop into the first two floors of their...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    10.18.10

  13. 101 Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    101 Kitchen Design

    No matter how cozy your living room or den, the kitchen is usually the heart of a home. Whether you use yours to reenact Iron Chef or simply to zap a TV dinner, you'll find helpful how-tos and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  14. Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Context

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    After taking on San Francisco City Hall, architect Jane Martin helped spawn a movement that has rendered the city’s sidewalks more hospitable to birds, bees, butterflies—and even to...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    06.22.09

  15. Structured Play
    Outdoor

    Structured Play

    Two of the country’s most creative and thoughtful playground designers—architect Richard Dattner and landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg—spent countless hours observing how...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    01.01.09

  16. An Introduction to Kitchen Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Kitchen Design

    The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams of domestic fulfillment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  17. Stoked to Soak
    Outdoor

    Stoked to Soak

    Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Jeremy Harris
    02.05.09

  18. There’s No Place Like Home
    Design 101

    There’s No Place Like Home

    Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to be?

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    02.01.09

  19. Density Down Under
    Green

    Density Down Under

    Six weeks after moving from a “gorgeous custom house with huge gardens” in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, into an apartment a few minutes from the city’s central business district, Roz Mawson...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    02.02.09

  20. 101 Landscape Architecture
    Design 101

    101 Landscape Architecture

    A brief history of landscape architecture, from Birnbaum to Walter to Coen.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  21. 101 Home Office
    Design 101

    101 Home Office

    Work is work, but working from home is better, especially if you have the right setup.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Aya Brackett
    03.01.09

  22. Bulthaup's B2 Kitchen System
    A Great Idea

    Bulthaup's B2 Kitchen System

    With its updated version of the old walk-in hearth, Bulthaup deconstructs the kitchen into a freestanding system fit for a modern ascetic.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  23. Daniel Patterson on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Daniel Patterson on Kitchens of the Future

    According to this chef who routinely pushes the boundaries of how food is prepared and presented, the ideal kitchen will look back to the future.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  24. Johnny Grey on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Johnny Grey on Kitchens of the Future

    The nephew of food guru Elizabeth David, Grey found validation for his design approach in the field of neuroscience.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

  25. Christine Rosen on Kitchens of the Future
    --The Future of

    Christine Rosen on Kitchens of the Future

    “Looking at the data, we will continue to eat more convenience foods and to gather less as a family, just as our kitchens become ever more ‘gourmet’ and ‘professional.’

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    04.16.09

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