from the editor

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    no compromises

    Sticking to your guns in tough times is tremendously difficult, but the alternative may be worse.


home front

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    out of the box

    Introducing SpruceBox, a consumer-friendly, Web-based visualization tool for kitchen and bath design.


    for the birds

    The partners at Moskow Linn Architects have created a unique summer design/build program.



Other Articles

  • The “R” Word

    Now that it looks like you might survive the recession, what's next?

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    Social Medium

    Architects increasingly risk irrelevance if we don't cooperate with each other and reach out to the larger culture.

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    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit

    For our own sake, and the sake of others, we have to carve hours out of the workweek for life.


green piece

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    Green Fields

    A Virginia home is built with LEED principles and salvaged materials.


k+b studio


  • Virtue of Necessity

    An open design allows this master bath to transcend its landlocked location.



  • lightened aerie

    A handsome, horizontal kitchen improves this Milwaukee loft apartment's views both inside and out.



  • Spot On

    Wan, an aluminum spotlight, directs light through a glass diffuser and a low-glare shield.

  • Many Faces

    The geometric Polyedro bowl's dramatic design fits in a 24-inch cabinet, perfect for a wet bar or small urban kitchen.

  • Modern Vintage

    The 24- and 36-bottle wine cabinets in the S3 collection manage temperature and humidity with precise controls.




  • TIBURON, CALIF - Nov 14, 2011:  Portrait of Aidlin Darling Design principals FROM LEFT Joshua Aidlin, David Darling, and Peter Larsen.  Photo shot at a residential property in Tiburon, California, which the firm designed.  PHOTO BY JOHN LEE..COPYRIGHT 2011 JOHN LEE PICTURES

    senses & sensibility

    Work by San Francisco's Aidlin Darling Design appeals to both the eye and the soul.



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    Harlem Hideaway

    The redesign of a two-floor unit in a Dutch Revival townhouse addresses spatial and acoustical concerns.

  • Separate but Equal

    3six0 tailors a 4,000-square-foot loft into two distinct spaces for a husband and wife.

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    New Heights

    Two adjacent lofts in an historic Minneapolis building become a single spacious residence--with river views to boot.


shelter lab



    An energy efficient, transit-oriented apartment building taps the cycle-commuting market.


doctor spec

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    triple threat

    Highly insulating windows are effective, but are they worth the price?



new material

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    lucky 7

    Europa features the company's DCBL system that makes it greener and quieter.

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    big reveal

    The Viq Collection is a minimalist stainless steel hardware series.

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    burning issues

    The Largo 400 Series offers multiple burner configurations to suit space limitations.



  • bar architects

    BAR Architects works out of a renovated 1920s warehouse in San Francisco.