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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 components, paving new paths for the prefabricated construction industry.
May 1, 2009
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Tait Modern

When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate. But the Taits built theirs 30 hours away on the coast of Tasmania.
April 30, 2009
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Worth the Wait

Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to obstructionist neighbors in order to grow up.
April 30, 2009
Can Coco Brown's Sagaponac development create a real alternative to Hamptons McMansions?

Seeing What Develops

In 2004, The Houses at Sagaponac—a controversial development on eastern Long Island—celebrated its first completed house. In 2005, the first residents move in.
April 30, 2009
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Black, Red, and Green All Over

A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.
April 30, 2009
When it comes to island retreats, Minnesotans Bruce Golob and Jean Freeman prefer Madeline to Martha.

Off the Beaten Path

A dramatic departure from your typical cabin on the lake, this unique retreat adds shades of black to a tiny island awash with local color.
April 30, 2009
The nearby volcano may erupt again some day, but this couple is happy to enjoy their Hawaiian home one day at a time.

Go With the Flow

Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a different kind of flow—the geological kind.
April 28, 2009
The ocean view from this Australian hilltop house is breathtaking, and so is the hike required to see it.

Inclined to Relax

Hidden on a hill overlooking Australia’s Pittwater Bay, Rob Brown’s design for the James-Robertson house happily opens itself (and its occupants) to all that Mother Nature can dish out.
April 28, 2009
In a Cinderella story of urban regeneration in industrial Germany, architects Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster are the fairy godmothers.

Industrial Evolution

A Norman Foster master plan has transformed a decaying German industrial port into a vibrant neighborhood. It’s not about a single dramatic image, but what Foster calls “incremental change” using plenty of “urban glue.”
April 21, 2009