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January 17, 2014
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  A MODERN HOME ON SCOTLAND'S ISLE OF SKYE A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Photo by Andrew Lee.  Photo by Andrew Lee.

    A MODERN HOME ON SCOTLAND'S ISLE OF SKYE

    A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Photo by Andrew Lee.

    Photo by Andrew Lee.
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  8 WAYS TO DESIGN WITH PLYWOOD Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap. Photo by Simon Devitt.  Photo by Simon Devitt. Courtesy of © 2011 Simon Devitt.

    8 WAYS TO DESIGN WITH PLYWOOD

    Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap. Photo by Simon Devitt.

    Photo by Simon Devitt. Courtesy of © 2011 Simon Devitt.
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  A RENOVATED MIDCENTURY GEM IN AUSTIN A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred. Photo by Brent Humphreys.  Photo by Brent Humphreys.

    A RENOVATED MIDCENTURY GEM IN AUSTIN

    A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred. Photo by Brent Humphreys.

    Photo by Brent Humphreys.
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  8 SPACE-SAVING SLIDING DOORS In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right out of the way. Photo by Richard Foulser.  Photo by Richard Foulser.

    8 SPACE-SAVING SLIDING DOORS

    In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right out of the way. Photo by Richard Foulser.

    Photo by Richard Foulser.
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  PRICE-WISE DESIGN: 10 AFFORDABLE HOUSES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards. Photo by Gregory Miller.  Photo by Gregory Miller. Courtesy of Gregory Miller .

    PRICE-WISE DESIGN: 10 AFFORDABLE HOUSES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

    Proving that creative problem solving can add more gusto to a project than a large budget, these 10 houses show that cost-consciousness reaps big rewards. Photo by Gregory Miller.

    Photo by Gregory Miller. Courtesy of Gregory Miller .
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  ARCHITECTURE ACROSS ICELAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND It is far too easy to stick with England in terms of exciting modern architecture, but you would be remiss to skip the fantastic buildings to be found farther north. Photo by Cornelius Scriba.

    ARCHITECTURE ACROSS ICELAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND

    It is far too easy to stick with England in terms of exciting modern architecture, but you would be remiss to skip the fantastic buildings to be found farther north. Photo by Cornelius Scriba.

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  AN ECO-FRIENDLY COMPACT CABIN IN WASHINGTON On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a six-footed foundation to rein in construction costs, Hoover and Eerkes created a distinctive structure that treads lightly on the land. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.  Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.

    AN ECO-FRIENDLY COMPACT CABIN IN WASHINGTON

    On Puget Sound, activist and filmmaker Anna Hoover collaborated with Les Eerkes, a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, on a 693-square-foot studio in the woods. Using freecycled materials and a six-footed foundation to rein in construction costs, Hoover and Eerkes created a distinctive structure that treads lightly on the land. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.

    Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.
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A MODERN HOME ON SCOTLAND'S ISLE OF SKYE

A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Photo by Andrew Lee.

Photo by Andrew Lee.

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