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Dulles Airport, designed by Eero Saarinen.

Modern Valentines: A Love Letter to Eero Saarinen

Who says modern can't be romantic? Knoll just unearthed a trove of love letters exchanged between iconic designer Eero Saarinen and his wife, writer Aline B. Saarinen. Filled with pet names and poems, the letters reveal an intimate side to the architect that was sometimes absent from his designs. In one particularly tender exchange, he lists the twelve qualities about Aline that drew him to her, which reminded us of why we first fell for his work. We've reproduced the list in full, along with a few of our favorite images from Saarinen's career.
February 13, 2015
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Clever Red Pegboard Backsplash in a Remodeled Kitchen

A Boston loft in a former textile factory receives a minimal, efficient kitchen at the hands of Bunker Workshop.
February 12, 2015
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A Ranch-Style House in California Gets a Contemporary Makeover

In Cardiff by the Sea, a client's love of yoga shines through in her redesigned home.
February 12, 2015
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You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly customized interior—only the Eames dining chairs were not made by Kaiser—that serves as a comfortable home for him and his wife.
February 12, 2015
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Architecture Like You've Never Seen It Via Reimagined British Postmodernism

The "merry pranksters" of British design, FAT Architecture, called it quits after 20 glorious years of eye-popping Postmodernism. Now, co-founder Sam Jacob asks graduate students at Yale University to critique FAT's work via drawings inspired by other famous architects.
February 11, 2015
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Peaceful Bungalow Makes for a Dream Retirement Home

Architect Michael Klauser created an ideal setting for one Austrian couple to quietly live out their days.
February 11, 2015
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A Frank Lloyd Wright Gem in Los Angeles Reopens to the Public

This weekend, Angelenos will have a rare chance to attend tours—at night!—at the famed architect’s iconic Hollyhock House.
February 10, 2015
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Eight Daring Designs in Mexico City

Mexico's capital is known for being a congested, vivacious metropolis, but it is also coming into its own as a locus of first-rate design and architecture.
February 10, 2015
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Bold Modernist Architecture Across Africa

An exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum explores the modernist architecture that emerged in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa in the 60s. As many countries gained their independence, they began to experiment in new, creative ways—resulting in a bevy of bold, modern architecture. The exhibition, curated by Manuel Herz, runs from February 20 to May 31, 2015. Here's a look at some of the striking structures on view.
February 10, 2015
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