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2012

Less Is Modern

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Affordable Style from Bozeman to Bratislava
March 2012,
Vol. 12
Issue 04.

Extended Content

Affordable green housing construction

Green and Affordable Living in Montana

A resourceful sound mixer sources some local design talent, rolls up his sleeves, and builds small, green, and affordable in Bozeman, Montana.
true value kitchen

True Value

The budget was nearly as tight as the space in this cheerful renovation of a 516-square-foot flat in Bratislava.
Linked Hybrid bridge in Beijing China

Bridges We Love

Cables and abutments went fancy for a distinct purpose: to convey passersby—not folks whizzing past on vehicles—with personality.
affordable house renovation in new zealand

Rock the Boat

New Zealand architect Davor Popadich invoked nautical sheds in his unconventional design for his family’s home on Auckland’s North Shore.
maximizing small space in japan

Simple Division

A Tokyo architect’s shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style.
affordable modern green home in North Carolina

Region of Honor

Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures.
rustic modern affordable barn house in Wisconsin

Blair Niche Project

At just $167 per square foot, this high-design, low-cost barn in rural Wisconsin is an American idyll.
white plastic patio chair Flickr group

Monobloc Blues

The secret history of a plastic classic that doesn’t sit quite right.
parisien raymond residence kitchen dining room

Split the Difference

When the plan to add a second story to a century-old Montreal house crumbled due to a weak foundation, architect Marc-André Plasse eked out another 500 square feet with a clever multilevel…
modern duplex with glass doors and wood stairs

Spirit of the South

With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.
Modern shotgun house CabFab composite board sliding doors

Near Westside Story

Three houses in Syracuse win a sustainable design competition and reshape an urban neighborhood for $200,000 apiece.
Small apartment space in Manhattan New York

Hide and Eat

In Manhattan, where space is the ultimate luxury, a clever design workaround makes a dining table disappear after supper.
Modern gardening tools and accessories

5 Stylish Home Gardening Tools

Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly placed plant can add vibrancy to an otherwise dull sapce.
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