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  • The Cult of Koolhaas Lives On at the Venice Biennale

    Rem Koolhaas’s own exhibitions at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale May have missed the mark, but his influence as chief curator brought out the best in the national pavilions.

  • Karen Lantz's (Mostly) All-American House

    Karen Lantz wanted to design her house using only U.S.-manufactured products. Minus the solar panels (and a few other things), her project is a blueprint for local sourcing.

  • Lessons from the 2013 Solar Decathlon

    The Europeans enjoyed their day in the sun at the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif. But does the competition need a reboot to maintain its influence on sustainable design?

  • Wyoming Vacation Home Mirrors Its Rocky Mountain Site

    With the Rocky Mountains as a staggering backdrop, a contemporary Wyoming vacation home manages to mirror the beauty of its vast and gorgeous surroundings.

  • Lighting the Lowline

    A radical experiment in daylighting could result in New York's first illuminated underground park.

  • A Baja Beach House Goes Modern

    This Cabo San Lucas coastal retreat is a beach-lover's paradise. Firmly rooted in the vernacular of Mexico, the home also has modern touches and pops of color deftly woven in.

  • 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.

  • June Williamson's New Book Revisits the Future of Suburbia

    The global age of the city is upon us. But as June Williamson reminds us, architects and designers shouldn’t give up on the quest to retrofit suburbia.

  • The Getty's Ambitious New Show Explores L.A. Modernism

    Pacific Standard Time attempts to unravel the complicated architectural legacy of Los Angeles. Is the city of eternal youth finally embracing its past?

  • Shape Shifter

    David Benjamin is just as comfortable manipulating bacteria to create new building materials as he is working with famous clients like Kanye West.