Our Favorite Headlines, Part Two

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November 3, 2013
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  Appetite for ConstructionSix years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the hillsides are peppered with unplanned, makeshift houses for the poor and pastel-colored, ersatz Spanish manses for the rich. Despite Mexico’s strong modernist tradition—think of the work of Luis Barragán and Enrique Norten—Tijuana hasn’t been its beneficiary. “I’m an architect in a city with no architecture,” Gracia told Dwell in 2005. “In a place like this, you have to ask a client to have faith, and faith to me has always been the belief in something you can’t see.” Photo by Paco Perez Arriaga.  Photo by Paco Perez Arriaga.   This originally appeared in Appetite for Construction.
    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the hillsides are peppered with unplanned, makeshift houses for the poor and pastel-colored, ersatz Spanish manses for the rich. Despite Mexico’s strong modernist tradition—think of the work of Luis Barragán and Enrique Norten—Tijuana hasn’t been its beneficiary. “I’m an architect in a city with no architecture,” Gracia told Dwell in 2005. “In a place like this, you have to ask a client to have faith, and faith to me has always been the belief in something you can’t see.” Photo by Paco Perez Arriaga.

    Photo by Paco Perez Arriaga.
    This originally appeared in Appetite for Construction.
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  Clad RomancePersistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation. Photo by Drew Kelly.  Photo by Drew Kelly.   This originally appeared in Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville.
    Clad Romance

    Persistence paid off for this Cali­fornia couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation. Photo by Drew Kelly.

    Photo by Drew Kelly.
    This originally appeared in Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville.
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  Marrakech Expressed33 Rue Majorelle, a new concept store specializing in housewares and clothes in Marrakech, Morocco, is pushing the nation’s centuries-old design traditions firmly into the 21st century.    This originally appeared in Marrakech Expressed.
    Marrakech Expressed

    33 Rue Majorelle, a new concept store specializing in housewares and clothes in Marrakech, Morocco, is pushing the nation’s centuries-old design traditions firmly into the 21st century.

    This originally appeared in Marrakech Expressed.
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  Norwegian WoodDesigning a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations, but recently, as Kiehl tells us, it was time for an upgrade. Photo by Pia Ulin.
    Norwegian Wood

    Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect. The house they built that year suited the couple for 30 years of long summer vacations, but recently, as Kiehl tells us, it was time for an upgrade. Photo by Pia Ulin.

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  Guys and WallsWith their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on their new home: the tiny town of Landskrona, Sweden. Photo by Mark Seelen.  Photo by Mark Seelen.   This originally appeared in Contemporary Nordic Town House.
    Guys and Walls

    With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on their new home: the tiny town of Landskrona, Sweden. Photo by Mark Seelen.

    Photo by Mark Seelen.
    This originally appeared in Contemporary Nordic Town House.
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  Rebirth of the CoolThe Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.    This originally appeared in Rebirth of the Cool.
    Rebirth of the Cool

    The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.

    This originally appeared in Rebirth of the Cool.
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  Young AmericansOur December/January 2011 issue.    This originally appeared in 10 Issues of Modern Across America.
    Young Americans

    Our December/January 2011 issue.

    This originally appeared in 10 Issues of Modern Across America.
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