More stories about Live-Work

  • vision: control the factory process

    Jennifer Siegal has worked on a kibbutz in Israel, traveled throughout Southeast Asia observing nomadic structures, and lived at the remote Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. But the most important trip she takes these days is to prosaic Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where production of her prefab...

  • where will the loft-lovers live?

    "Name one new modern subdivision. I'll bet you can't." That was the challenge from our cover guy, Rodney Friedman, FAIA, a former leader among cutting-edge merchant-housing designers.

  • The Saulet, New Orleans

    Like many tourist meccas, New Orleans faces the thorny problems of overcrowding and urban growth. So our hats are off to James, Harwick + Partners, who offer a head-on solution with the Saulet.

  • floating in light

    one common drawback to apartments is that views are often unidirectional. This apartment was different. Located in New York City, it had views in three directions, including sightlines to Central Park, but it failed to fully exploit their potential. That's the principal problem the owners sought...

  • capital improvement

    Congress avenue in Austin, Texas, leads directly to the towering pink state capitol dome. Lining the shady thoroughfare are a series of mid-19th century storefronts, ripe for live/work renovation. Seizing the opportunity, one owner approached architect Hobson Crow to design a bright and airy...

  • walking the walk

    David Baker, FAIA, doesn't own a car. It's not because he doesn't know how to drive one, and, as the head of an in-demand San Francisco firm, it's not because he can't afford to buy one. No, Baker got rid of all three of his cars a few years ago to make a point.

  • on the boards/above the store

    Mixed-use development is perking up urban neighborhoods across the country, and the Hillcrest section of San Diego, Calif., will soon get its own sleek landmark based on the live/work model. The 30,000-square-foot project, designed by local firm Safdie Rabines Architects, will stand on a prominent...