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  • endangered modern house seeks new owner

    A mid-century modern residence designed in 1958 by architect Kenneth McCoy Scott (1925–1980)—one of the first graduates of the North Carolina State University School of Design—has recently been put up for sale in Durham, N.C., and local modern design preservation advocate Triangle Modernist Houses...

  • decades of domestic space

    In the course of his work, renovation contractor and emerging artist Reece Terris of Vancouver, B.C.-based Terris Lightfoot Contracting removes and dumps tons of building materials. Some of the fixtures and fittings removed from his residential renovation projects are in good condition and...

  • triangle modernist houses receives preservation award

    Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), a program of the Raleigh, N.C., nonprofit online preservation and advocacy organization Triangle Modernist Archive, recently was honored with the 2009 Paul E. Buchanan Award for its contributions to the study and preservation of vernacular architecture and the...

  • a house for john a. holabird jr.

    When John A. Holabird Jr., FAIA, died in February at the age of 88, a piece of Chicago's storied architectural past died with him. The grandson of Holabird & Root founder William Holabird, he served as a partner in the venerable Chicago firm from 1970 to

  • venturi's lieb house floats to long island

    A Robert Venturi-designed house on Long Beach Island, N.J., has been saved from demolition by moving it to Long Island, N.Y.

  • wright's robie house reborn

  • farmhouse of ideas

    The Progessive Farmer magazine has long been devoted to helping the modern farmer manage the challenges and benefits of country living, including family and home life, but it had never put much focus on houses.

  • kappe exhibit opens Nov. 23

    Ray Kappe: Then and Now, a week-long exhibition showcasing the work of Ray Kappe, FAIA, will open at the Design Within Reach Beverly Hills showroom on Nov. 23, 2008 and run through Nov. 29, 2008.

  • new architecture titles hit the shelves

    If you didn't fit in enough reading this summer, there are still plenty of new architecture books to fill your spare moments. Here are just a few.

  • corbu close-up

    More often than not, the way an architect handles details holds clues to his overall design ethos.