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  • the softer side of steel

    One of the strongest building materials is also a tremendously flexible, decorative spec.

  • bathed in light

    Few New York City apartments enjoy the luxury of unobstructed views in three directions, but this 5,000-square-foot loft—a recent residential architect design award winner for architectural interiors—does.

  • anne fougeron

    Perhaps it's not surprising that Anne Fougeron, AIA, spent her childhood in Paris and her adult life in San Francisco—two cities celebrated for their magical quality of light. For almost 20 years she has been designing buildings with inventive configurations that respond directly to topology and...

  • barrio metalico, tucson, ariz.

    These nine homes were conceived as idiosyncratic, low-budget specials to jump-start a mixed-use neighborhood while the architects worked on an adjacent three-year conversion of an old icehouse into lofts.

  • reinvention redux

    At residential architect magazine's most recent conference, "Reinvention 2005: Greening the American House," attendees gathered by region to brainstorm the challenges and opportunities facing architects who wish to design more sustainably.

  • keeping up with the joneses

    Today Jones Studio employs 11 people who work on jobs as varied as houses, schools, performing arts centers, and office buildings. “Everyone does everything,” says Rob Viergutz, an architect at the firm. “That's part of the appeal of working here.” Their

  • solar flair

    It's easy enough to slap solar panels onto a roof, but integrating them into a graceful residential design is a tougher assignment.

  • kitchen: bungalow unbungled

    These San Antonio homeowners adore the charm of their early-1900s bungalow and didn't want to disturb the fabric of its historic neighborhood. What they did want was a contemporary kitchen that flowed into expanded living spaces; and they sought privacy from their neighbors without losing valuable...

  • fenestra obscura

    Tacoma, Wash.–based Signamark's Privacy Door offers a center panel of opaque glass that permits light but blocks views.

  • fire wall

    Designed in England but distributed in this country by Melrose, Mass.–based European Home, the B-vent unit has a Modern sensibility.