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Building Community

With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.
September 16, 2011
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Ski for All

In Hobe Sound, Florida, a home overlooking a custom-built water-ski circuit is hardly par for the course.
September 7, 2011
The facade of the green-built Suttles and Shah residence.

A Green Home to Last a Lifetime in Austin

Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer. Mixing new efficient systems with old upcycled materials, they keep it weird while keeping it green.
August 31, 2011
Outdoor staricase of The Douglas House by Richard Meier

On the Waterfront

After purchasing a revered archetypal lake house designed by American architect Richard Meier, a retired couple launches into the home’s second renovation in 35 years.
August 22, 2011
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Alex Garcia Exhibit

I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect Alejandro Sticotti, who like Garcia is a native Porteño), and since then I've stumbled onto his work in a variety of surprising spots. He makes wall assemblages out of wood—recycled, scrap, veneer, new—and thin strips of metal, creating striking graphic compositions. His work was on view at the San Francisco shop Propeller several months ago; now it's on view at Sticks & Stones Gallery in downtown Oakland through August 31. The other night I ate for the first time at Baby Blues BBQ, a local restaurant, and the lacquered scrap wood tables looked vaguely like Garcia's artwork... turns out he actually made those tables two years ago, as a special project for the restaurant owner. This guy is everywhere! Or maybe it just coincidentally feels that way...
August 19, 2011
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Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks

The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test. 
August 12, 2011
Chipotle's new design by <a href="http://www.architectureoutfit.com/">Architecture Outfit</a> features many contemporary touches like laser cut patterns in its walls and high stools at communal tables.

Spicing Things Up

Chipotle’s recent approach to restaurant design aims to transform the traditionally tasteless experience of eating fast food into something more refined.
July 20, 2011
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Sydney's Surprising Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is more amazing—and surprising—in person than any photo could convey. Earlier this month, I headed to the Southern Hemisphere for a vacation in Sydney and Cairns, Australia. The Opera House was, of course, on my list of places to see (though its location on Bennelong Point, which juts out into Sydney Harbor, makes it near impossible to miss).
July 14, 2011
Students cut corrugated metal and pulled pallets apart to create Chicken Circus, which opens above and below to fill feed and collect eggs.

If You Build It, They Will Cluck

North Carolina high schoolers take on a creating a sustainable small-scale housing solution—for hens.
July 8, 2011
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