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Minimal fire pit in Oakland

Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
July 14, 2014
New Zealand backyard playhouse plywood and plastic

Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.
July 14, 2014
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Kid-Friendly Treehouse in Upstate New York

An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.
July 14, 2014
Thin concrete structure formed over an inflated membrane

Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.
July 14, 2014
Close-up of chair by Barber Osgerby for Knoll

Knoll + Barber Osgerby's Modular Sofa Collection

Edward Barber of British studio Barber Osgerby tells us the background on the modular seating line his firm designed for Knoll.
July 14, 2014
Crocker Museum
Architect: Gwathmey Siegel Architects
Location: San Francisco, California

10 Museum Renovations Across America

Even the most time-honored institutions can sometimes use a facelift. These venerable museums across the country are being revitalized with modern renovations.
July 14, 2014
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The Highly Personal House of Danish Design Great Finn Juhl

Built in 1942, Finn Juhl’s home remains one of the greatest masterpieces of Danish design.
July 14, 2014
A rendering of a design for Make It Right Foundation's Fort Peck Housing Project

Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation

The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana.
July 14, 2014
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How to Make Your Tiny Yard Feel Spacious

We can’t change the size of our backyard, but there are many simple ways to make your outdoor space feel larger than it is. Whether your yard consists of a large grassy area, narrow lot, or small deck, use these tricks to make your space feel welcoming and spacious. This article was originally posted on
July 11, 2014