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  1. 10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning
    Event Spotlight

    10 Diagrams that Changed City Planning

    From now until February 15, SPUR in San Francisco is holding a rather interesting exhibition on the charts, diagrams, and visualizations that have changed the face of urban planning. From Ebenezer...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.12

  2. Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
    My House

    Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

    To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    11.20.12

  3. 20 Modern Kitchens We Love
    Post

    20 Modern Kitchens We Love

    From an inviting kitchen in a charmingly renovated cypress clad home to a hand-hewn elm galley atop a houseboat to a peek at the glossy blue cabinets inside the iconic Miller House, these kitchens...

    written by: Sara Ost
    12.05.12

  4. 6 Coat Stands for the Modern Home
    Product

    6 Coat Stands for the Modern Home

    Home is a place to hang your hat. And your coat. More than a sleek place to rest your jacket, these six coat rack designs combine storage and style with a certain je ne sais quoi.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.02.14

  5. This Smart Standing Desk Will Make Your Work Day Healthier
    Product

    This Smart Standing Desk Will Make Your Work Day Healthier

    By now we've all been told of the negative impacts of sedentary office jobs. Some have gone so far as to call sitting the new smoking. Ergonomics experts recommend standing for 15 minutes every...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.12.15

  6. Water Wise Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Water Wise Finalists

    We are very pleased to present this gallery dedicated to our talented top finalists in our Water Wise competition, sponsored by Kohler. All the creative solutions made for a very difficult decision...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.19.10

  7. Vintage Design on a Dime
    A Great Idea

    Vintage Design on a Dime

    We profiled The Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market in Chicago started by Libby Alexander and Katherine Raz, as our October 2011 Design Finder. Here, Libby welcomes us into her home where she shares...

    written by: Libby Alexander
    10.28.11

  8. The Country's Best Yurt
    Green

    The Country's Best Yurt

    Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current penchant for cross-country moves at the drop of a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.01.09

  9. PISE Does It
    Green

    PISE Does It

    From an ecological perspective, pneumatically impacted stabilized earth (PISE) is a nearly perfect building material. A new house, halfway between Carmel and Big Sur, near California’s...

    written by: Adam Fisher
    04.14.09

  10. Black, Red, and Green All Over
    Green

    Black, Red, and Green All Over

    A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.

    written by: Catherine Franklin
    photos by: Peter Hyatt
    04.30.09

  11. Run by the Sun
    Green

    Run by the Sun

    In Holland, being green is not a choice, it's a governmentally enforced obligation. Architects Han van Zweiten and Gregory Kiss's project makes a case for obeying the law.  

    written by: Amara Holstein
    11.09.09

  12. Master Stroke
    Outdoor

    Master Stroke

    In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: David Allee
    01.04.11

  13. Renovating An Aging Mill in France
    Green

    Renovating An Aging Mill in France

    In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper. The property in southwestern France was idyllic, but its old mill, built in 1822, and three flanking outbuildings had...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Sarah Blee
    01.19.11

  14. A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin
    Green

    A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

    Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    08.31.11

  15. Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
    Green

    Green Sustainable Home in Montauk

    Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a sustainable second home together.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Ty Cole
    12.14.11

  16. Piet Hein Eek
    Profiles

    Piet Hein Eek

    Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes....

    written by: Sam Grawe
    04.30.09

  17. A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors
    House Tours

    A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors

    Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of...

    written by: Iain Aitch
    03.23.16

  18. A Family Goes Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Finishing Touch

    A Family Goes Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    A spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to floor in this London Home.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: John Short
    04.11.16

  19. Designed to Handle the Heat and More
    House Tours

    Designed to Handle the Heat and More

    A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    04.15.16

  20. What Would Eichler Do?
    Green

    What Would Eichler Do?

    One company channels the famed midcentury developer in its line of prefab homes.

    written by: Joanne Furio
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    11.03.12

  21. A Powerful, New E-Bike Aims to Make Americans Less Car-Dependent
    Product

    A Powerful, New E-Bike Aims to Make Americans Less Car-Dependent

    Yuba Bicycles and Currie Technologies team up to launch Spicy Curry, an electric cargo bike designed for families to knock out errands quickly and efficiently.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    05.20.15

  22. This Couple Achieves Their Glass House Goals
    House Tours

    This Couple Achieves Their Glass House Goals

    Two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions are greater than a sum of their parts.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    05.28.16

  23. The Off-Grid Home That Doesn't Worry About Too Many Gadgets
    Green

    The Off-Grid Home That Doesn't Worry About Too Many Gadgets

    A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right in the surrounding landscape.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    05.31.16

  24. You Don't Have to Just Be at Your Desk When Working from Home
    House Tours

    You Don't Have to Just Be at Your Desk When Working from Home

    The late architect David Boone was always one to take his work home with him—he just kept it in the home’s office. The new residents of his 1972 house embrace a more fluid approach to...

    written by: William Bostwick
    photos by: Noah Webb
    06.08.16

  25. Top Ten Green Projects
    Post

    Top Ten Green Projects

    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment announced the winners of their annual Top Ten Green Projects competition. The scoring system was based on...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.15.09

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