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    whose job is it anyway?

    No debate in the profession has raged louder or longer than licensed architects versus designers.


home front


Other Articles

green piece

  • An energy-efficient, low-maintenance building shell and both passive and active solar energy systems yield a building that can fend for itself in a remote location subject to extreme weather.

    Mountain Solo

    An off-grid mountain cabin celebrates independence in style.


k+b studio


  • As in the master, the bathing area in the children's bath is defined by ceramic tile in a running bond pattern. The transparent shower surround occupies little apparent space, virtually disappearing against the darker tile.

    Space Capsules

    This Wyoming custom home's master bath and children's bath highlight to virtue of simplicity.



  • The kitchen is defined by freestanding banks of millwork.

    Scenic Overlook

    This Wyoming kitchen opens to a large great room space--and even larger views--while keeping the business of cooking discreetly under wraps.



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    Power Burn

    The Culinarian Series range tops back seamless style with 23,000 BTUs of flame power evenly distributed through the burner ports.

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    Never Too Thin

    Hand-cut into 1-by-6-inch sticks and placed into mosaic sheets, the Glace line uses 30 percent pre-consumer recycled glass.

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    Shade Lighter

    A stainless steel mesh shade hangs from adjustable suspension cables in the Eclissi line’s simplest ceiling lamp.



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    architect vs. designer

    The debate of architect vs. designer has taken on new fervor in this cutthroat economy.


architects' choice

shelter lab

  • Perforated aluminum screens wrap both units in this San Antonio rental housing project.

    Screen Shot

    A perforated aluminum wrapper elevates a San Antonio project.