Groundbreaking Ideas in Home Design

December 2004,
Vol. 05
Issue 02
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Harlem Renaissance

In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice hauntingly evokes the dislocating effects that the near-complete reconstruction of Paris in the 19th century had on its population.


Basic Living

Live/work is a centuries-old practice turned overused architectural trend. By melding history and innovation, Turin’s Basic Village offers up a compelling reinvention of the concept.


Prefab, Proven

In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000.


The Family Tree

For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.