2010 RADA

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    Pilates Studio and Carport, Dallas

    Given a tight budget, Susan Appleton, AIA, LEED AP, produced an unfussy, yet elegant design for this pilates studio and carport.

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    Porchscapes, Fayetteville, Ark.

    Parks—not pipes. That was the rallying call behind Porchscapes, where a series of water treatment parks is the connective tissue for an entire low-income community.

  • Gurney enlarged the 1876 home's rooms to better suit them to the client's modern art collection. He kept the original woodwork profiles within the existing footprint.

    Residence e2, Washington, D.C.

    The clients for this Washington, D.C., renovation have young children and a modern art collection—both of which tend to thrive in open floor plans.

  • The cabins exterior skin will be allowed to weather naturally. Its back wall is made of rammed earth.

    Salt Spring Island Cabin, Salt Spring, British Columbia

    In Tom Kundig's hands, a weekend cabin isn't just a cabin, but a metaphor for something else.

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    Step Up on Fifth, Santa Monica, Calif.

    This affordable housing for homeless and mentally disabled residents impressed the jury with its artful blend of private and semi-public zones.

  • Tea Houses, Silicon Valley, Calif.

    The jury rhapsodized about this trio of outbuildings in California's Silicon Valley, naming it Project of the Year.

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    the spreter studio, gladwyne, pa.

    Designed in 1934 by architect William Lescaze, who is known for his work on the PSFS Building in Philadelphia, this studio was slated for demolition until a sympathetic patron came to its rescue.

  • A freestanding fireplace is one of several "events" that foster an active engagement with the landscape.

    Yingst Retreat, Empire, Mich.

    Surprising as it may seem, the requirements that gave rise to the Yingst Retreat were rather conventional: lots of light, room for guests, a view of the lake.

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