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A Family Retreats to Their Ipe-Clad Backyard for an Easy Getaway

An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
June 24, 2016
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Odd Angles Don't Stop This Apartment's Transformation

By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.
June 23, 2016
Modern Brooklyn backyard studio with plexiglass skylight, green roof, and cedar cladding facade

An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials

In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
June 20, 2016
Barbara Hill's Dancehall/House in Marfa, Texas
September 14, 2010
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This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House

Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
June 14, 2016
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The House That Takes Recycling to the Next Level

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
June 14, 2016
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Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood

The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic. For these areas, few materials are as strong and visually striking as redwood.
June 13, 2016
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A Couple Tackles Conversion Challenges and Builds a Modern Renovation

To convert a musty mid-century house with a nonsensical floor plan into a modern and space-efficient family home, three intrepid designers played a bit of architectural Tetris.
June 10, 2016
Sustainable cabin with hooded deck exterior near Vancouver

When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable

Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable cabin for weekend getaways that feels a world away.
June 9, 2016
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Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home

Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.
June 9, 2016
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