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  1. On a Rock in a Hard Place
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    On a Rock in a Hard Place

    In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: John Clark
    05.01.09

  2. New Topographics at the SFMoMA
    Event Spotlight

    New Topographics at the SFMoMA

    On Saturday, July 17, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit is a restaging of the 1975 show New Topographics, which...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.16.10

  3. 7 Vintage Design Picks from Etsy
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    7 Vintage Design Picks from Etsy

    While trawling Etsy for to find some vintage collectibles, these items stood out for their affordability and good looks. So in the event that you can't scour through flea markets and antique stores...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.12

  4. Winter Wonderlands
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    Winter Wonderlands

    The chill of winter is soon to set in. Thinking toward blustery days ahead, we've corralled a series of modern homes set amid snowy surroundings and with cozy interiors, ranging from a cabin built...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.29.12

  5. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
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    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  6. Landscapes of Quarantine
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    Landscapes of Quarantine

    In the fall and winter of 2009/2010, Future Plural (the combined forces for former Dwell senior editor and BLDGBLOG author Geoff Manaugh and Edible Geography author Nicola Twilley) held a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.17.10

  7. Future Classics, Circa 2050?
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    Future Classics, Circa 2050?

    It's something every designer, design writer, and design collector wonders constantly: Will this piece of furniture I made/ hailed in print/ bought still be in vogue in ten (or fifty) years' time?...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.02.12

  8. Mold It, Cast It
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    Mold It, Cast It

    From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    04.27.10

  9. A Pilgrimage to Zumthor's Chapel
    Travel Reports

    A Pilgrimage to Zumthor's Chapel

    I recently made a Peter Zumthor pilgrimage to Switzerland, where many of his seminal works sit within a 40 mile radius one another in the northeastern part of the country. An architectural journey...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    photos by: Tiffany Chu
    10.05.10

  10. A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
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    A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland

    Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for 
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: John Clark
    03.04.09

  11. Undivided Intentions
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    Undivided Intentions

    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
    10.18.10

  12. Vacation Home to Concert Hall
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    Vacation Home to Concert Hall

    An hour's travel from downtown Seattle, Washington, lies what some call "Maine West": Whidbey Island. Forming the norther border of Puget Sound, the island is an enclave of "artists,...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.08.10

  13. Best of Studiomama
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    Best of Studiomama

    In our November issue, we got a look inside 2 Voss St., the new London guest house designed by Studiomama's Nina Tolstrup and her husband, Jack Mama. We've long been enchanted with Tolstrup's work...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.05.12

  14. Garden Apartment
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    Garden Apartment

    Botanist Patrick Blanc has been bringing the wilds of the rainforests to Parisian walls for over 30 years, most recently at the Jean Nouvel–designed Quai Branly museum. One lucky family,...

    written by: Michelle Hoffman
    photos by: Jessica Antola
    02.05.09

  15. The Saguaro, Scottsdale
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    The Saguaro, Scottsdale

    This 5.5-acre property is a much-needed hotel option in Scottsdale and a welcome splash of color in the mundane beiges of the Sonoran desert. Despite breaking out from the shackles of traditional...

    12.20.11

  16. The Great Compression
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    The Great Compression

    In Auckland, New Zealand, architect Michael O’Sullivan and his partner Melissa Schollum braved a miniscule budget, withering looks from friends, and nasty nail-gun injuries to design and...

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Patrick Reynolds
    04.13.10

  17. Loo & Improved
    Finishing Touch

    Loo & Improved

    When Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug, principals of Butz + Klug Architecture, began renovating the master bathroom of a nearly 120-year-old home in Brookline, Massachusetts, they made “all sorts...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.04.10

  18. Scrap House
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    Scrap House

    "Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Lorne Bridgman
    01.14.09

  19. The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love
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    The Best of Prefab: 7 Homes We Love

    The locations may be far flung—from rural Missouri to Eglisau, Switzerland—the residents might be architects, families, or weekend warriors, but the constant is prefabrication in our...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.05.12

  20. Railroad Revival
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    Railroad Revival

    It isn't often that your eight-year-old son helps you decide on an architect, but that is how homeowners Connie DeWitt and Kam Kasravi became well-acquainted with architect David Fenster of Modulus...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.07.12

  21. A Well-Grafted Home
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    A Well-Grafted Home

    Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Noah Webb
    09.06.11

  22. Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
    My House

    Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

    Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    08.09.12

  23. Katz's Cradle
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    Katz's Cradle

    Gregory Katz proves that three times is a charm with his trio of concrete homes, which challenge the status quo in this quiet Johannesburg suburb.

    written by: Kerryn Fischer
    photos by: Elsa Young
    01.15.09

  24. Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue
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    Dror-Designed Soho Synagogue

    Designed by Studio Dror, the new SoHo Synagogue in New York aims to translate the inspiration of Judaism to a new generation. Founders Rabbi Dovi Scheiner and his wife Esty Scheiner invited Dror to...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.01.11

  25. The Shipping Muse
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    The Shipping Muse

    Shipping containers are ubiquitous in Houston, though unlike the four that make up this new home, they're usually filled with foreign goods rather than flourishing lives.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    08.31.09

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