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  1. 5 Modern Row House Renovations in New York
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    5 Modern Row House Renovations in New York

    Renovating a row house without disrupting the continuity between it and its neighbors is no easy feat. Here, we examine five row houses across New York City that were successfully modernized, while...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.05.14

  2. French Archives Building Wrapped in a Dazzling Gold Shell
    A Great Idea

    French Archives Building Wrapped in a Dazzling Gold Shell

    A renovation of the Marne departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés resulted in a golden annex that drastically expands archival storage space, while adding a modern...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.04.14

  3. Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins
    Houses We Love

    Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins

    Cabins are modest by nature, a design quality that makes them conducive to prefabrication. Here are eight prefabs that tread lightly on the great outdoors.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.04.14

  4. Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues
    Houses We Love

    Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues

    When the weather gets grim, the appeal of curling up by the fire in a cozy winter cabin is undeniable. These projects show how warm woods, open fireplaces, and easy slope access are the keys to...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.04.14

  5. A Neutra Renovation in Los Angeles
    Renovation

    A Neutra Renovation in Los Angeles

    Architect Peter Grueneisen of Nonzero Architecture takes on revamping a classic.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.31.14

  6. A Modern Home for a Design-Savvy Family in Florida
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    A Modern Home for a Design-Savvy Family in Florida

    A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor-outdoor living space in Winter Park.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.31.14

  7. Modern Ways to Use Brick
    Houses We Love

    Modern Ways to Use Brick

    Typically considered a traditional building material, brick can be used in modern settings as a way to bridge the gap between old and new.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.31.14

  8. Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics
    House Tours

    Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics

    Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Christopher Wahl
    10.30.14

  9. Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection
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    Tiny Dwelling Designed for Solitary Reflection

    Czech designer Jiří Příhoda presented this single-occupancy residence, envisioned as a coastal hideaway, in the courtyard of Prague's Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace during the city's Designblok fair.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.30.14

  10. Sustainable Modern School Planned for Rural Mexico
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    Sustainable Modern School Planned for Rural Mexico

    Designed by the firm AT103, the award-winning design is meant to serve as a model for sustainable educational design.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.14

  11. This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think
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    This Floating Pool for the East River Is Closer to Reality Than You Think

    A motivated group of young architects is working toward constructing a massive floating pool for the New York City public.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.29.14

  12. 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation
    How To

    6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

    With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    10.28.14

  13. Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
    My House

    Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo

    A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century apartment.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    10.28.14

  14. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
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    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  15. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
    Houses We Love

    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  16. Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape
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    Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape

    In the Napa Valley, Walker Warner Architects crafted modern wine tasting pavilions designed to blend in with the bucolic California landscape. "The story of Quintessa and the intense focus of the...

    photos by: Matthew Williams
    10.28.14

  17. Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
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    Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

    The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  18. Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow
    Hotels

    Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

    El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  19. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  20. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
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    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

    The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  21. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
    Finishing Touch

    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  22. Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

    Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture"...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.23.14

  23. Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
    Houses We Love

    Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam

    Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area. When architect Jaspar Jansen and his colleagues at i29 Interior Architects were...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.24.14

  24. A Modern Show House in Lima, Peru
    Renovation

    A Modern Show House in Lima, Peru

    Tom Dixon helps transform an aging mansion as part of the Casa Cor Peru design event.

    written by: Terra Hall
    10.23.14

  25. A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber
    Renovation

    A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

    The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.22.14

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