The Family Tree
For this San Diego family, the phrase "putting down roots" has taken on a whole new meaning.
Partners in Design
A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of...
Bringing Families Back to Downtown Dallas
Diane Cheatham and Edward Baum team up to try to make the Dallas of their design dreams a reality.
Remaking the Past: Simon Watts
In June 2003, Simon Watts, a San Francisco furniture maker and author of the book Building a Houseful of Furniture, returned from...
Cutting Up a Mini Loft in Los Angeles
Los Angeles–based architecture firm Tag Front faces the future of downtown living with an apartment that melds the compactness of...
Making Sense of the City
The Mariscal residence in downtown San Diego is just one surprise in a city rarely associated with innovative urban structures.
Five Questions About Working With Architects
The idea of building or renovating your home can be daunting.
Back on Track
What is it about trains that gets kids going gaga? Undoubtedly it has much to do with their wheels of steel, whistles, and...
On a Rock in a Hard Place
In an unlikely mountaintop locale, Anderson Anderson Architecture crafted a home out of a complex composition of off-the-shelf...
Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders
A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat.
A Party House in Hacienda Agua Caliente
In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico.
Taking Liberties
Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, a 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable...
New Orleans, LA
As New Orleans struggles to get back on its feet, one architect learns from the past while building for the future.

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