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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation
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    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

  6. Budget-Friendly Renovation of a Neoclassical Home in Oslo
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    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

  7. Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine
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    Zero-Carbon Prefab Revitalizes an Old English Mine

    A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.28.14

  8. Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington
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    Modern Mountain Retreat in Washington

    Nestled in a subalpine meadow valley in Washington, the Ranchero House is surrounded by a beautiful but demanding landscape. A Seattle family had frequented the area for years, making the three...

    written by: Zachary Edelson
    photos by: Stefan Hampden
    10.28.14

  9. Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape
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    Modern Wine-Tasting Pavilions Artfully Attuned to the Landscape

    In the Napa Valley, Walker Warner Architects crafted modern wine tasting pavilions designed to blend in with the bucolic California landscape. "The story of Quintessa and the intense focus of the...

    photos by: Matthew Williams
    10.28.14

  10. Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System
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    Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

    The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  11. Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow
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    Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

    El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  12. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
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    Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

    A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  13. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
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    Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

    The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  14. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
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    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  15. Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!
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    Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

    Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture"...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.23.14

  16. Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam
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    Minimal Home Recreates Nature in the Heart of Amsterdam

    Amsterdam’s de Pijp neighborhood, which means “the pipe,” gets its name from the low, narrow homes that dot the area. When architect Jaspar Jansen and his colleagues at i29 Interior Architects were...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.23.14

  17. A Modern Show House in Lima, Peru
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    A Modern Show House in Lima, Peru

    Tom Dixon helps transform an aging mansion as part of the Casa Cor Peru design event.

    written by: Terra Hall
    10.22.14

  18. A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber
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    A Look Inside the United Nations' Restored Security Council Chamber

    The chamber, originally a gift of Norway, is revived as part of a $2.1 billion overhaul of the U.N. complex.

    written by: William Lamb
    10.22.14

  19. 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

  20. Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki
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    Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki

    An anonymous, open design competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is envisioning a new branch of the museum on in the South Harbor area of Helsinki. The museum would cover...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.22.14

  21. Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors
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    Green Home in La Jolla Blends Indoors and Outdoors

    The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their mission to return for good. When they finally returned in 2009, they...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    10.22.14

  22. Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall
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    Vintage, Concrete, and Color in a Palo Alto Home with See-Through Pool Wall

    For a couple with different aesthetic and cultural backgrounds, creating a home that suited them both involved a steep learning curve. But as luck would have it, their architects are also teachers.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.21.14

  23. Acclaimed Architect Michael Graves Celebrates Firm's 50th Anniversary
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    Acclaimed Architect Michael Graves Celebrates Firm's 50th Anniversary

    A survey of greatest hits from the renowned architect's 50-year career.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.21.14

  24. 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

  25. Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth
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    Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth

    A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.

    written by: Zahid Sardar
    photos by: Ian Allen
    10.20.14

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