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    235 Van Buren, Chicago

    Perkins+Will's sculptural façade for a Chicago high-rise.

  • Room Study: Home Libraries

    Home libraries provide ideal environments for getting lost in a good book.

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    The design program for this urban loft build-out included flexible spaces that offer privacy and a second bedroom for overnight guests or an eventual nursery.

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    Suspended Homes Capture Imagination

    Using a house to form a bridge over a waterway or landform can help architects attain a sense of weightlessness in their work.

  • Sculptural Custom Stairwells

    Stairs traditionally have been a practical element in the home used for circulation. Imbuing the clients’ personality or program into this utilitarian space is part of what creating a truly custom home entails. This collection of stairwells showcases how architectural detailing can put the fun in...

  • The 25-foot-long Airstream currently is parked on a residential site in Santa Barbara, Calif.

    Inspiring Live/Work Spaces

    The proliferation of portable devices means more people can work from home. But working at home doesn’t have to be dull and uninspiring.

  • Quiet Spaces Connect Nature and Design

    Meditation and yoga rooms must be tailored exactly to the clients’ needs.

  • Residential Roof Deck Review

    Sitting on a roof can feel like sitting on top of the world. And considering how little it takes to make a roof habitable, a deck up top may deliver the biggest bang for the buck in residential construction.

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