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4 days ago

Two artists with a house and guest house hired The LADG to add two buildings with studio space for ceramics, sculpture, painting, and photography. The additions in concrete, wood, and metal are striking, but it's the outdoor space between the buildings that is the heart of the project. The... The LADG

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2 weeks ago

Studio Zhu-Pei designed the new Imperial Kiln Museum that unpretentiously tells the stories from the porcelain-manufacturing town of Jingdezhen in terms of shape and material, and in so doing comments on the future-potentials of the past far beyond this one town. Eduard Kögel

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2 weeks ago

Chinese landscaping and landscape painting inspired the design of the Yu-Jo Courtyard House, which uses outdoor spaces to ensure privacy and to connect the family inside to nature outside. The architects at Wittman Estes answered a few questions about the house located in Clyde Hill,... Wittman Estes

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3 weeks ago

Three functions intertwine in this adaptive reuse of an old industrial building in San Francisco's South of Market (SOMA) area, placing an art gallery and artist studio on the ground floor, and a residence upstairs. Dumican Mosey Architects answered a few questions about the project. Dumican Mosey Architects

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1 month ago

The Hollyhock sits in the midst of an urban landscape that is typical of Phoenix and Scottsdale: streets lined with single-family houses and the occasional gated community. But with its townhouses oriented about a community commons. The Hollyhock is a departure from the norm. Studio Ma... Studio Ma

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1 month ago

Two years after the firm's McDonald’s Chicago Flagship signaled a new green direction for the fast-food giant, Ross Barney Architects has completed a flagship McDonald's at Walt Disney World... Ross Barney Architects

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1 month ago

This house on Hillside Avenue in Los Angeles is so large it comes with a 12-car garage on its lowest level. Designed by Cape Town's SAOTA, the house was inspired by a nearby mid-century modern icon that makes it all about the views, not the cars. SAOTA sent us some images and text on the... SAOTA

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1 month ago

The aptly named Lantern Studio, which houses a scooter workshop and other spaces for a creative couple, glows at night through a wall of slatted wood. Flavin Architects answered a few questions about the backyard retreat in suburban Wellesley, near Boston. Flavin Architects

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2 months ago

Taking its name from the two rivers that abut the property, the Confluence House is a relaxed composition of three structures that prioritizes outdoor spaces as much as those inside. The architects at Cushing Terrell answered a few questions about the house in northwest Montana. Cushing Terrell

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2 months 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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2 months 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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Reviews
on 28.07.2020

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
on 21.07.2020

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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on 13.07.2020

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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on 06.07.2020

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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Reviews
on 30.06.2020

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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Reviews
on 23.06.2020

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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Reviews
on 15.06.2020

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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Reviews
on 08.06.2020

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
on 01.06.2020

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
on 26.05.2020

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
on 25.05.2020

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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Reviews
on 18.05.2020

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 11.05.2020

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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on 04.05.2020

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 27.04.2020

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 22.04.2020

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 20.04.2020

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 06.04.2020

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 30.03.2020

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 23.03.2020

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 09.03.2020

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 02.03.2020

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 24.02.2020

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 17.02.2020

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 10.02.2020

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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