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  1. Palm Springs, California
    City Guide

    Palm Springs, California

    In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at Hollywood Regency. From the 1920s through the 1970s, silver...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.24.09

  2. NOLA Design Competition
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    NOLA Design Competition

    Living locally is a trend that has captured not only foodies but designers, too. This past weekend, I headed down to the Big Easy as a guest judge for the Billes Architecture Home Design...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.09

  3. Top Ten Green Projects
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    Top Ten Green Projects

    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment announced the winners of their annual Top Ten Green Projects competition. The scoring system was based on...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.15.09

  4. Built-In Beauty
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    Built-In Beauty

    While visiting and writing about small homes for our June 2009 “Think Smaller” issue, it quickly became clear that when space is sparse, the best way to get the most bang for your buck...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.25.09

  5. The Best of Small Spaces
    House Tours

    The Best of Small Spaces

    Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.23.09

  6. Dunkin' Danish
    Outdoor

    Dunkin' Danish

    The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in Denmark, it’s the stuff that can save a city.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.17.09

  7. Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview
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    Ron Arad: No Discipline Preview

    Israeli-born British designer and architect Ron Arad has made a name for himself pushing the boundaries of forms and materials, so it comes at no surprise that the installation devised for Arad...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.25.09

  8. Ten Darling Apartment Building
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    Ten Darling Apartment Building

    When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard. The local coffee shop is your reading room. In South Yarra, a bustling...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.03.09

  9. Modern Vintage: 2241 House
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    Modern Vintage: 2241 House

    Tres Birds Workshop design principal Mike Moore likes making people think. For the renovation of an over 80-year-old home in Boulder, Colorado, where his firm is located, he mixed modern and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.07.09

  10. Pacific Heights Remodel
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    Pacific Heights Remodel

    In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, what started off as a decorating job turned into a full-blown renovation for Nicole Hollis, founder of Nicole Hollis Interior Design. "...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.24.09

  11. 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

  12. Emigre No. 70
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    Emigre No. 70

    From 1984 through 2005, Emigre magazine was to graphic designers what L'Espirit Nouveau was to architects in the early 1920s. This year, Gingko Press has published Emigre No. 70: The Look Back...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.26.09

  13. Viction:ary Roundup
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    Viction:ary Roundup

    There's nothing like a good read to escape the blustery blows of winter. This holiday season, here are three enticing graphic design titles from Viction:ary to get you through the cold.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.21.09

  14. Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA
    Event Spotlight

    Final Weekend: Bauhaus at MoMA

    This weekend marks the final days of the Museum of Modern Art's homage to the Bauhaus, the early-20th-century German school and movement that fostered and supported early modernism leaders like...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.20.10

  15. LA Tech-Habitat Home
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    LA Tech-Habitat Home

    Building for a client with specific desires can be difficult, but designing for one with few programming preferences can often be harder. Such was the case for a team of nine fifth-year students at...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.26.10

  16. Events this Weekend: 1.28-1.31
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 1.28-1.31

    This week we're adding a new feature to our weekly Out and About articles: slideshows featuring images from each of the weekend's highlighted exhibitions. Just because you can't make it to all the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.28.10

  17. SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show
    Event Spotlight

    SFMoMA 75th Anniversary Show

    Though the iconic Mario Botta building that houses the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has only graced the city's South of Market neighborhood since 1995, the museum itself has brought modern...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.08.10

  18. The Guggenheim Fills the Void
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    The Guggenheim Fills the Void

    Since it opened in New York City in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has captivated the world--and its imagination. To celebrate the building's 50th anniversary, the museum...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.12.10

  19. Take Note at the CCA
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    Take Note at the CCA

    The 1960s was a prolific era of writing in architecture as masters penned their frustrations with the field and pushed it to become an element of pop culture while also increasing its intellectual...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.17.10

  20. Imagining Home
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    Imagining Home

    What is a home? There's the obvious answer of a place of residence or--at an even more elementary level--a structure that provides shelter. But "home" carries a bigger meaning than just...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.10

  21. Other Space Odysseys
    Event Spotlight

    Other Space Odysseys

    Last week, Other Space Odysseys: Greg Lynn, Michael Maltzan, Alessandro Poli opened at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec. The exhibition explores solutions for space travel...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.16.10

  22. 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts
    Travel Reports

    860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts

    Ever since studying the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for my undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Toronto, I have been in love with the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive apartments....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.20.10

  23. The Living Wall
    Travel Reports

    The Living Wall

    Western New York is blessed with a gem of an open green space known as the Griffis Sculpture Park, located approximately one hour south of downtown Buffalo. The 400-acre park is filled with more...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.05.10

  24. The Small Stakes: Music Posters
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    The Small Stakes: Music Posters

    Graphic design rarely gets better than when it's put to music and put through a screen. And few create concert posters better than Jason Munn. In a new release published this year by Chronicle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.07.10

  25. 2010 National Design Awards
    Event Spotlight

    2010 National Design Awards

    On Thursday, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its 11th annual National Design Awards. The program honors individuals and organizations across a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.18.10

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