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4 days ago

This house, located in a part of a Japan with a lot snowfall, was designed to be resilient outside and amenable to daily life inside. The architects at Eureka answered a few questions about the recently completed Silver Water Cabin. Eureka

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1 week ago

A great room sits at the heart of this house on a steep slope in the Hollywood Hills. Even though it has views of Los Angeles, the space feels like a Manhattan industrial loft, with large windows and steel framing. That was intentional, as explained by Kristen Becker, who started the house's... Mutuus Studio

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2 weeks ago

Originally scheduled to open next month, the Art Preserve will open in June 2021, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The museum is using the time to finalize interior construction and installation of the artworks, all of them artist-built environments. Denver's Tres Birds answered a few... Tres Birds

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Reviews
3 weeks ago

Beneath the colorful siding and translucent panels of Argyle Gardens are prefabricated modules that helped reduce costs for the affordable housing project in Portland, Oregon's Kenton neighborhood. Designed by Holst Architecture, the co-housing project was built as a prototype, and based on... Holst Architecture

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1 month ago

World-Architects first learned about the greenhouse designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture for Wellesley College in 2017, when it won a LafargeHolcim Award. The... Kennedy & Violich Architecture

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1 month ago

Metal panels with prismatic paint cover the long sides of the new building for Esperanza Health Centers in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood. The finish means the color changes with the sunlight, turning it into a dynamic building. Juan Moreno answered a few questions about the project. JGMA

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1 month ago

Although Detroit is known for the manufacturing of automobiles, the city also has a strong tradition of crafts. Pewabic Pottery, established 1903, is an important part of the latter, its glazed tiles adorning many buildings in and beyond Detroit. INFORM studio answered a few questions about... INFORM studio

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1 month ago

In addition to serving as a residence, the aptly named Art Barn in Aspen, Colorado, contains gallery spaces inside a gabled, wood-sided structure reminiscent of an old barn. The architects at Rowland+Broughton answered a few questions about the building. Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design

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1 month ago

Sideyard fits a narrow space in Portland's Eastside, near the Burnside Bridge and across the street from the Fair-Haired Dumbell. Skylab's design for the five-story office building... Skylab

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2 months ago

The world-famous High Line park has spawned much development on Manhattan's West Side since it opened in 2009. Many of the new buildings abutting the elevated park incorporate terraces and roof gardens, but none more creatively or abundantly than 512 West 22nd Street, a new office building... COOKFOX

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Reviews
2 months ago

With some of its sixty buildings designed by Pietro Belluschi, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Tod Wlliams Billie Tsien Architects, and others, Bennington College has a strong tradition of modern architecture. The latest campus project renovates one of the college's oldest buildings, giving it... Christoff:Finio Architecture

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Reviews
2 months ago

Inspired by historic and modern precedents, and recalling the work of Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the aptly named Three Chimney House strives for "timeless yet contemporary voice for Southern architecture in America." TW Ryan Architecture answered a few questions about the recently completed house. TW Ryan Architecture

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Reviews
2 months ago

Hong Kong is considered a city of extreme density due to the large number of high-rise buildings. This brings advantages; for public transport provision, for example. A limited buildable area causes high site values, that in turn necessitate this high building density. Some negatives of this... Eduard Kögel

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2 months ago

Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic of HANNAH worked with various students, researchers, and departments from Cornell University to realize the Ashen Cabin, a prototype and research project that "upcycles" ash trees decimated by beetles. Lok and Zivkovic, who recently won a HANNAH

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Reviews
on 5/11/20

Duke University's new Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center sits at the entrance to the school and consists of four buildings: an event building, a meeting pavilion, an office building, and the historic Forlines House. The assemblage surrounds a lawn that serves as an outdoor even space.... Centerbrook Architects & Planners

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Reviews
on 5/4/20

A decade ago MB Architecture created an art studio out of two shipping containers in the Hamptons. The firm recently completed a single-family home nearby, also made from containers, with four of... MB Architecture

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Reviews
on 4/27/20

This house takes its name from Figure Eight Island, a barrier island in North Carolina that is home to a large number of regionally inflected modern homes. Point Office responded to the island's architectural context and the dictates of coastal regulations. The architects answered a few... Point Office

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Reviews
on 4/22/20

The Kyoto University of Art & Design's new Botenkan, as it's called, serves primarily as the home for the school's administrative functions, but a plaza atop the building turns it into a social hub for students. Architect Waro Kishi, a professor at KUAD, answered some questions about the... Waro Kishi + K.Associates

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Reviews
on 4/20/20

Inspired by the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Iovine and Young Hall is a 21st-century "learning factory" with flexible instruction spaces, maker spaces, and other learning spaces for the Iovine and Young Academy at USC. Frederick Fisher and Partners answered a few questions about the... Frederick Fisher and Partners

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Reviews
on 4/6/20

The remote Flowers Vineyard & Winery has produced popular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines for nearly 30 years on California's rugged Sonoma Coast. The opening of the House of Flowers last year just a few miles from downtown Healdsburg has made their wines more accessible. Walker Warner... Walker Warner Architects

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Reviews
on 3/30/20

This two-unit house designed by an architect for his family features a generous indoor/outdoor living space removed from the street. Contemporary in materials and architectural expression, the house nevertheless looks to historic houses in New Orleans for inspiration. Architect Nathan Fell... Nathan Fell Architecture

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Reviews
on 3/23/20

LR2 Residence sits on a hillside in Pasadena, California, a city northeast of Los Angeles. Montalba Architects exploited the location by lifting the living spaces to the top of three floors to take advantage of panoramic views. The architects answered a few questions about the house. Montalba Architects

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Reviews
on 3/9/20

Whidbey Island, located in the Puget Sound north of Seattle, is a scenic island dotted by small farms. One such farm is the setting for a single-family residence designed by mwworks, whose design maintains as many trees on the site as possible. The architects answered a few questions about the... mwworks

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Reviews
on 3/2/20

Sited on the edge of a ravine in Raleigh, North Carolina, this single-family house has its own ravine of sorts: a curvaceous entry and stair that cuts through the middle of the plan. In situ studio answered a few questions about the Yamato Philbeck Residence. in situ studio

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Reviews
on 2/24/20

The appearance of the Edgecliff Residence is dictated by its site: a filtered facade faces the street, while expanses of glass at the rear of the house open to a vista of trees and a nearby lake. Miró Rivera Architects answered a few questions about the house in Austin, Texas’s Travis Heights... Miró Rivera Architects

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Reviews
on 2/17/20

At only eleven feet wide, the narrow lot for XS House was surface parking for a long time, seen as unbuildable. Strategically using bays and other other features, ISA managed to pack seven residential units on the site, setting a precedent for other leftover spaces in and beyond Philadelphia.... ISA

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Reviews
on 2/10/20

Having been rebuilt and restored many times, the Kanda Myojin Shrine is one of the oldest in Japan, with a history of 1,300 years. The shrine is located in central Tokyo and is now accompanied by the new EDOCCO, Edo Culture Complex. NOMURA Co., Ltd. explained their intent behind the complex's... NOMURA Co., Ltd.

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Reviews
on 2/4/20

Los Angeles's MUTUO recently completed Wonderland, three side-by-side single-family houses on a steep lot in the Hollywood Hills. With an informal design sense reminiscent of R.M. Schindler's iconic "Greek hillside" MUTUO

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Reviews
on 1/27/20

Dearborn Homes is a public housing development on Chicago's South Side, just north of the Illinois Institute of Technology. The homes sit astride Williams Park, which has a new fieldhouse with an iridescent skin courtesy of STL Architects. The architects answered a few questions about the... STL Architects

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Reviews
on 1/20/20

Spain's Selgascano has designed each of the half-dozen co-working locations for Second Home. Their latest, in the heart of Hollywood, is the most striking, with a smattering of elliptical "bungalows" intermingling with plants and an old building. Selgascano sent us some text and images on... Selgscano

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Reviews
on 1/13/20

Austin, Texas architects Claude Pendley and Fred Day designed the 2,500-square-foot building at 2001 North Lamar Boulevard for Southland Life Insurance Company back in 1960. BCKW, the new owners that are also an insurance company recently completed a renovation of the local icon with architect... Mark Odom Studio

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Reviews
on 1/6/20

The expressive use of wood, human scale, variety of outdoor public spaces, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean make the new Civic Center, in the words of Miller Hull Partnership, "quintessential Del Mar architecture." The architects answered a few questions about the project. Miller Hull Partnership

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Reviews
on 1/3/20

Taiyuan is the largest city in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi, where about a quarter of Chinese coal is mined. There are over three million inhabitants in Taiyuan city centre and the city has long been known for its high levels of air pollution. In recent years, air quality has... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 12/16/19

Balbao Park, located in the San Francisco neighborhood of the same name, is full of recreational facilities: baseball diamonds, a soccer field, tennis courts, a playground, and an indoor pool. The last is housed in a concrete-and-glass building from the 1950s that was recently renovated by a... ELS/Kuth Ranieri Architects

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Reviews
on 12/9/19

The moniker for this residential addition in a small town north of Washington, DC, says it all. KUBE architecture doubled the footprint of a 1950s modern house but "splits" its gable roof into two sheds to bring in lots of natural light and frame views of the property's mature trees. The... KUBE architecture

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Reviews
on 12/2/19

Located in Brooklyn's popular Williamsburg neighborhood, this residential building on three adjacent lots has to contend with a busy expressway right out its front door. Studio ESNAL's design responds with a facade that cuts down on the noise of traffic and fits into the industrial area... Studio ESNAL

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