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  1. Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home
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    Inexpensive, Easy-Assembly Shipping Container Home

    An attractive shipping container house shows the benefits of prefab living.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  2. How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
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    How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?

    Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.13.14

  3. Quirky Midcentury Modern Gem in Napa Gets Stunning Transformation
    Renovation

    Quirky Midcentury Modern Gem in Napa Gets Stunning Transformation

    Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.

    written by: Eviana Hartman
    photos by: Joe Pugliese
    11.12.14

  4. An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley
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    An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley

    At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.12.14

  5. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
    Green

    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  6. Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel

    Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that become more...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  7. Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget
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    Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

    In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    11.12.14

  8. New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World
    Context

    New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World

    Three New York-based architects discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of designing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.07.14

  9. Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
    In The Modern World

    Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

    A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  10. Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
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    Creative Proposals for New Teaching Facility at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

    A design competition drew submissions for a new teaching facility, dubbed the ONE Lab, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's renovated Building 128. The building is among a series of structures dedicated to...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  11. 8 Modern Odes to Wood
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    8 Modern Odes to Wood

    Wood is a common flooring or furniture choice, but these modern projects express a deep appreciation for the material, putting it to use on walls, ceilings, and beyond.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.06.14

  12. You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome
    Renovation

    You Won't Believe This Historic Penthouse Transformation in Rome

    SCAPE employed computer-aided modeling and custom millwork to reinvigorate an apartment in an Art Deco building in Rome, Italy.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.05.14

  13. 5 Modern Row House Renovations in New York
    Renovation

    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

  14. French Archives Building Wrapped in a Dazzling Gold Shell
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    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

  15. Simple Getaways: 8 Prefab Cabins
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    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

  16. Cozy Getaways to Stave Off The Winter Blues
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    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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Modern Ways to Use Brick
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    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

  20. Modern Lakeside Retreat Stripped Down to the Basics
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    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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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