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  1. Enjoy the View Through These Gorgeous Glass Walls
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    Enjoy the View Through These Gorgeous Glass Walls

    Rather than blot out their scenery, these seven houses attain crystal-clear continuity between interior and exterior with sleek glass curtain walls.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.17.14

  2. Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate
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    Energy-Efficient Prefab Responds to Seattle Climate

    In Seattle, the Aurora Greenfab 2100 Series by Hybrid Architects achieves energy efficiency in a modular, compact frame. With an open floor plan, automatic sliding doors, and a rooftop deck, the...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    11.21.14

  3. 6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas
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    6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas

    We chop, we stir, we eat on it—the countertop is one of the most utilized elements of a kitchen. These homes respect the highly trafficked surface by creating it out of brilliant materials, from...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.03.14

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home
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    Brick Garage Transformed Into Family Home

    An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.

    photos by: Simon Devitt
    09.18.14

  7. Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills
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    Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills

    An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: José Mandojana
    05.20.14

  8. 10 Innovative Urban Homes
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    10 Innovative Urban Homes

    These 10 urban homes run the gamut from renovated commercial spaces to new constructions on small, irregular plots.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  9. A Sustainably Built Weekend Home
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    A Sustainably Built Weekend Home

    Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Drew Kelly
    12.18.13

  10. 5 Cool Kitchen Islands
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    5 Cool Kitchen Islands

    A delicious slab of white Carrara marble, a couple of planks of plywood, and 20,000 Legos: These are among the inventive materials used for some of our favorite kitchen islands from the pages of...

    written by: Erika Heet
    08.26.13

  11. 10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens
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    10 Minimalist Dream Kitchens

    "A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes it is the heart and soul of family life," writes celebrated tastemaker Sir Terence Conran in Kitchen Book. Here, we...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.13.13

  12. A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks
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    A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

    It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.07.13

  13. Inside Addition
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    Inside Addition

    Restrained by local building code, architect Michael O’Sullivan forwent a flashy facade on this new Auckland, New Zealand, home, saving the fireworks for the interior.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Emily Andrews
    03.01.13

  14. An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
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    An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico

    By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a high-design vacation home for just $70 per square foot.

    written by: Robert Landon
    photos by: Mauricio Alejo
    01.29.13

  15. An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador
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    An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

    Seeking a way to blend architecture into the natural environment, a pair of Ecuador-based designers invents a new modular building system.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: João Canziani
    12.31.12

  16. Superior Logic
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    Superior Logic

    Prefab construction simplified the building process of this northern Wisconsin summer home, where all materials required ferrying across Lake Superior.

    written by: Mason Riddle
    photos by: George Heinrich
    11.28.11

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