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  • Rooms-Within-Rooms and Window Walls

    Some ideas really do expand.

    CUSTOM HOME August 28, 2014

     
  • Beauty and Quarrels in Provence

    Quarreling and beauty are among the French village of Lacoste’s principal attributes. In some ways it is a prison–beautiful, yes, but confining.

    CUSTOM HOME July 31, 2014

     
  • Behind the Scenes Building Modern Steel Stairs

    Behind the scenes look at how to build steel stairs.

    CUSTOM HOME August 22, 2014

     
  • Barragan’s Choice

    When Luis Barragan (1902-1988) left Mexico in 1931 to study architecture in Paris, he left behind the hacienda where he grew up. In Paris he absorbed the tumultuous newness of modern art and architecture. Four years later he returned to Mexico, determined to implement the new architecture he’d...

    CUSTOM HOME August 22, 2014

     
  • Notes on Perfection

    A design-builder reflects on the holy grail.

    CUSTOM HOME August 21, 2014

     

Projects

  • A Northern California Home Works With the Elements

    Architect Neal Schwartz and builder Bruce Hammond made some counterintuitive choices when they built Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist. The strategy paid off.

     
  • The Suncrest Residence on Orcas Island, Washington. Designed by Heliotrope Architects.© Benjamin Benschneider All rights Reserved. Usage rights may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone 206-789-5973

    This house in Washington state preserves the best of its island site

    Site-sensitive architecture and construction marry this new island house with its extraordinary place on the earth.

     
  • Delicate Building in the Tucson Desert

    Building a new house in the fragile desert landscape requires thought and precision. Tucson, Ariz., natives Teresa Rosano and Luis Ibarra, founders of Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, understand the inherent beauty that should be treated with extreme care when building in virgin desert settings.

     
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    Colorado Mountain Home in Aspen

    A stacked-log Colorado mountain house is a year-round retreat and takes its cues from the great lodges of the western United States.

     
  • Kitchen With a View, Chicago

    When former clients bought the property next door to their Cohen and Hacker-designed house, they enlisted the architects to renovate their kitchen so it would have expansive views of the new gardens they’d created.

     

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  • Calendar Alert: 11 Events Worth Your Time

    Fall is a busy time of year for the residential design and construction industry, so here’s a list of conferences that might be worth your time.

     
  • Minorities, Millennials, and Boomers Will Drive Housing in Coming Years

    According to experts from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), who discussed these topics and more in a live webcast presenting the annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, millennials, minority households, baby boomers, and relaxed credit conditions will be the driving forces...

     
  • Andrea Cochran's Approach to Landscape Design

    Insights on the landscape design business from Andrea Cochran, one of the Bay Area's top landscape architects, who has been practicing for over 30 years.

     
  • Best Laid Plans

    To be a local leader in 2013, smaller, private builders needed to begin preparation during the downturn by securing land and adjusting product designs.

     
  • 3D Printers Are About to Change Your Life

    3D printing has arrived. The implications for building and design extend from architectural models to hardware to walls.

     
 
 

Top Design Studio Features

  • A Northern California Home Works With the Elements

    Architect Neal Schwartz and builder Bruce Hammond made some counterintuitive choices when they built Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist. The strategy paid off.

     
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    Colorado Mountain Home in Aspen

    A stacked-log Colorado mountain house is a year-round retreat and takes its cues from the great lodges of the western United States.

     
  • A Deluxe Outdoor Kitchen, Poolside

    It may be tucked away and minimalist in spirit, but this outdoor kitchen is loaded with great looks and ideal kitchen features. What better way to make each lovely day last as long as possible?

     
 

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Summer

Explore various approaches to creating strong indoor-outdoor connections and year-round outdoor living through case studies, new products, and a profile of a renowned landscape architect.

 
 
 
 

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