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How Would You Select an Architect?

How would you select an architect? Most people search online, visit websites, spend time perusing portfolios etc. While this can give you a good idea of an architect’s general style and/or reputation, it isn’t enough to determine whether the firm is a good fit for your needs. Designing a new home, business, remodel or renovation […]

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Buyers Remorse for a Green Home?

While green design is touted across the design and build spectrum as the wave of the future, the real proof is in the proverbial pudding; it’s only in the last decade that homeowners have had the chance to evaluate whether their decision to build – or buy – a green home was worth the extra […]

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Colorful Design Around the World

Around the world, designers brighten winter landscapes with vibrant color combinations. Let’s explore their exuberant and creative visions. China. Architect Richard Rogers incorporated color into the design of an exhibit at the Capital Museum in Beijing. The exhibition is a retrospective of the contemporary buildings his firm, Richard Rogers + Architects, has completed over the decades. Rogers’ exhibit space includes hot […]

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Cottage Eclectic, By Land and By Sea

Husband and wife design duo Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs are known for their distinctive aesthetic, which is an eclectic and whimsical interpretation of the English cottage look. Editor at Large reports that the MacKenzie-Childs Estate is on the market and that the couple has renovated an historic boat to inhabit in style. The 43 acre estate in […]

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Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens are a distinctive way to enliven an urban or rural space. A variety of impressive creations have been made using relatively little space and water. The result is living art that is visually and environmentally enriching.   Modern courtyard. This Cuauhtémoc, Mexico home includes a vertical garden with native plants. The courtyard, by TAE, was […]

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Striking Angles and Smooth Curves Balance Miami's Skyline

Like sweet-and-salty fried plantains, Miami’s skyline has a delicate balance. The striking angles of some buildings balance out the smooth curves of others. The result is a skyline like no other.   STRIKING ANGLES Performing arts center.  The Adrienne Arsht Center by architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has angular forms that collide with grace.   Brickell World […]

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Lucasfilm's Inspiring Campus in San Francisco's Presidio

Lucasfilm made national news recently when it was purchased by Disney. The House of Mouse gains a beautiful campus in San Francisco’s Presidio, which George Lucas transformed from a declining military barracks to a thriving community in 2005. The campus includes breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco’s skyline. The understated, site-appropriate architecture […]

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Reclaimed Wood Enhances Both Traditional and Modern Interiors

The character and eco-friendly nature of reclaimed wood make it a good option for a variety of interiors, ranging from traditional to modern. Traditonal. Traditional Home magazine featured recovered wooden doors and beams in the California home of Sela Ward. The antique folding doors are from the South of France, while wooden beams are from […]

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One Park Ave Site, Several Competing Designs

Last week saw the resolution of a design competition to intensively renovate a bland 50-year-old office tower at a prime location on Park Avenue. We thought it would be fun to show you designs from some of the finalists and let you guess which architect was chosen to design 425 Park Avenue. More importantly, we’d […]

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Compare and Contrast: Moroccan Pieces in Varied Interiors

Trendy magazines such as Elle Decor and Metropolis have been showing Moroccan pieces in a variety of interiors. And for good reason: the exotic home furnishings add color, texture, and spice. Here’s a look at the latest trend of using Moroccan pieces in interiors that range from traditional to modern. Fun and funky. In Morocco’s […]

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