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  1. A Platform for Living
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    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

  2. A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
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    A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario

    For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Derek Shapton
    10.08.12

  3. A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls
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    A Tiny Tel Aviv Apartment Packs a Punch with No Walls

    The architects used custom cabinets and glass to act as room dividers.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    04.26.15

  4. All Together Now
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    All Together Now

    When Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova had their second child, they saw two options: Go broke buying a bigger apartment, or renovate their existing 620-square-foot home.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: David Allee
    02.06.11

  5. An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated
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    An All-in-One Addition That Comes Prefabricated

    Cocoon9’s prefab cabin makes the most of its petite imprint.

    written by: Emma Janzen
    03.09.15

  6. An American Ex-Pat Renovates a Tiny London Apartment on Her Own Terms
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    An American Ex-Pat Renovates a Tiny London Apartment on Her Own Terms

    Playfully flouting convention, an American-born architect creates a deceptively spacious home for herself in a tiny London apartment.

    written by: Iain Aitch
    03.14.15

  7. An Attic Studio in Stockholm
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    An Attic Studio in Stockholm

    In a 495-square-foot attic in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, interior designer Jimmy Schonning—a local celebrity for his role in the Swedish TV shows "Finally at Home"...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.13.11

  8. An Atypical Tree House
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    An Atypical Tree House

    When a 40-year-old pine tree fell over at the rear of a Brentwood estate in Los Angeles a few years back, its owner, an art lover and a philanthropist, let it lie. The tree revived itself,...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    10.28.09

  9. An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof
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    An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof

    With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    02.16.14

  10. An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington
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    An Eco-Friendly Compact Cabin in Washington

    On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.16.14

  11. An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
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    An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal

    A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Adrien Williams
    01.28.15

  12. An Elevated Deckhouse in England
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    An Elevated Deckhouse in England

    A design-minded pair ensures that their tiny seaside getaway in Hampshire, England, is shipshape.

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    photos by: Ben Anders
    10.28.13

  13. Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho
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    Architect Spotlight: Byoung-soo Cho

    South Korea is known for its innovations in technology. Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho applies South Korea's technological innovation to architecture by experimenting with straight lines, negative...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.24.13

  14. Architecture Off the Grid: Quirky Ice Huts Dot Canada's Frozen Lakes
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    Architecture Off the Grid: Quirky Ice Huts Dot Canada's Frozen Lakes

    These dwellings may be small, but they pack a lot of personality.

    written by: Alex Ronan
    photos by: Richard Johnson
    03.07.15

  15. Bach to Basics
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    Bach to Basics

    On New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, two architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    02.28.09

  16. Bach to the Beach
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    Bach to the Beach

    With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    05.16.11

  17. Baltimore Tree House
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    Baltimore Tree House

    The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods but it isn't technically a tree house. "The trees here are...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.04.09

  18. Basic Instincts
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    Basic Instincts

    Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Dave Lauridsen
    05.19.11

  19. Baton Rouge Oasis
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    Baton Rouge Oasis

    On a lot nobody, particularly the city of Baton Rouge, could love, architect David Baird created an oasis for his family and his community—both interstate-side and street-side.

    written by: Donovan Finn
    photos by: Roy Zipstein
    01.16.09

  20. Big City, Little Loft
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    Big City, Little Loft

    New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters. But for a select lucky few, scant square footage adds up to a cozy home to call one’s own.

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    01.19.09

  21. Big Moves for Small Spaces
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    Big Moves for Small Spaces

    One grand gesture is all it takes for a small space to make maximum impact, whether its high-powered wallpaper, a splurge-worthy piece of furniture, or a gutsy paint job, we share our favorite bold...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.20.13

  22. Big Sur Airstream Renovation
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    Big Sur Airstream Renovation

    "I found the Airstream in the high desert of Anza, California, and thought it was a pure TLC job. Wishful thinking!" says interior designer Caroline Brandes, who also rents renovated...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.08.11

  23. Blue in the Facade
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    Blue in the Facade

    Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Matthew Monteith
    01.15.09

  24. Botanical Garden Pavilion
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    Botanical Garden Pavilion

    When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, architect and University of Kentucky lecturer Mike McKay felt the pull to go down to the Big Easy to help with a task that was anything but easy:...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.10

  25. Branch Out: 8 Modern Tree Houses
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    Branch Out: 8 Modern Tree Houses

    Release your inner child by hanging around a modern tree house.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.22.15

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