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    You'd be surprised where and what you can build when you think on top, between, and inside the boxes.

  • city rhythms

    Urban infill is perhaps the most important housing typology an architect can pursue. Not only does it promote density, it repairs decaying communities, creates new neighborhoods, and utilizes existing infrastructure.

  • the prospect, la jolla, calif.

    Jonathan Segal, FAIA, can't resist a challenge. When building his own house, the San Diego–based architect/builder/developer chose an irregularly shaped lot in busy downtown La Jolla, right across from the town's commercial center.

  • australia: court and sparkle

    As it turns out, houses and neighborhoods abroad suffer from similar growing pains as those in the United States. A case in point is this row house in Surry Hills, Australia—a once rundown urban area in Sidney now in the midst of a dramatic rebirth.

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