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Beyond Bricks and Mortar Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Land use governs our present and future opportunities. More

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internal logic internal logic

“The only lots left to build on in San Francisco are these impossible lots that nobody can build on,” says architect Craig Steely. Well, almost nobody. More

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a clear logic a clear logic

Eric Cobb's focus is on structure, simplicity, and surprise. His houses respond to the topology of the land while engaging it lightly. They're often thrust over a steep slope or wetland and rotated toward a chosen view—and not always the predictable one. Materials are abstract, durable, readily available, and exposed for what they are. Cobb routinely urges clients to invest more in the bones of the structure and less on extravagant finishes. More

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riding out the slowdown

From his temporary location in Cambridge, Mass., where he is attending Harvard University on a Loeb Fellowship, veteran architect/developer Kevin Cavenaugh bemoans the housing market's troubles. More

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a zone of one's own a zone of one's own

For several years, architect Kyle Gaffney made occasional visits to a friend's vacation house in Orondo, Wash. He learned all the area's secrets—the best places to water-ski, the idiosyncrasies of the local weather, and the endless variety of fruit grown More

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a zone of one's own a zone of one's own

For several years, architect Kyle Gaffney made occasional visits to a friend's vacation house in Orondo, Wash. He learned all the area's secrets—the best places to water-ski, the idiosyncrasies of the local weather, and the endless variety of fruit grown More

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a cautionary tale

For Philadelphia-based architect, Susan Maxman, FAIA, building in the Bahamas was not a vacation in paradise. More

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the 505, houston the 505, houston

Collaborative Designworks, Houston. James M. Evans, AIA, never set out to be a developer. But when the Houston-based architect and his wife, Catherine, couldn't find a house that appealed to them, he decided the only way to get what they wanted was to cre More

building on tradition
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building on tradition

Australia's natural environment is harsh, unpredictable, and beautiful—conditions... More

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masters of the suburbs

This group of pioneering architects (and more you'll meet soon) transformed Orange, County, Calif., into a laboratory for the American house. More

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