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  1. Universal Appeal
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    Universal Appeal

    When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to eliminate trachoma (the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness). No...

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.15.09

  2. Space-Efficient Renovation in New York
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    Space-Efficient Renovation in New York

    “A strategy of extreme density was required,” says Michael Chen of Normal Projects, 
who along with partner Kari Anderson handled the renovation of this Upper West Side apartment.

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    02.01.09

  3. A Tale of Two Houses
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    A Tale of Two Houses

    When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and office space, he was looking for a deal. Fleischmann wanted two houses...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.01.09

  4. Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
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    Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

    When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t...

    written by: Karrie Jacobs
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    07.29.09

  5. 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

  6. Startin' Spartan
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    Startin' Spartan

    When Jay Atherton and Cy Keener met in grad school at the University of California, Berkeley, they discovered in each other a rare constellation of common interests: minimalist architecture, rock...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Ye Rin Mok
    11.22.10

  7. Green Living in Barcelona
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    Green Living in Barcelona

    For some, living “green” is all about making a statement. But for Petz Scholtus, it boils down to common sense. The eco-designer was raised on a farm in Luxembourg, and she’s...

    04.11.11

  8. Family Matters
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    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  9. Live/Work It Up!
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    Live/Work It Up!

    Hour-long commutes. Flaky public transportation. The congestion of crowds. It's no wonder many folk choose to work from home these days. These six creatures of comfort prove that their respective...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    02.22.13

  10. Offices With A View
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    Offices With A View

    We’ve all dreamed of kicking back in an office with a view; these three residents built their own.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.31.13

  11. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
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    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  12. Get Organized: Inspiring Office Designs
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    Get Organized: Inspiring Office Designs

    At the start of the new year we all have grand intentions. Often, one of them is to finally get more organized. To help you reach that goal we've collected some of our favorite office and work area...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.08.14

  13. A Modern Penthouse in Athens
    Renovation

    A Modern Penthouse in Athens

    By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.

    written by: Eleni Gage
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    04.23.14

  14. Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
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    Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home

    A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.22.14

  15. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
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    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  16. Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec
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    Modern Cottage Retreat in Quebec

    A Montreal firm creates an escape for a family of four in Quebec's Laurentides.

    photos by: Steve Montpetit
    10.21.14

  17. Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
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    Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition

    Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.22.14

  18. Quirky Midcentury Modern Gem in Napa Gets Stunning Transformation
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    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

  19. A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
    Renovation

    A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal

    In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.14

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