A Bath Remodel by Christopher Grubb

A Bath Remodel by Christopher Grubb

A bath that’s ten feet by 13-and-a-half doesn’t offer a lot of space for remodeling. Especially if it started out in 1959 as three compartmentalized rooms. But in this Beverly Hills bath, interior designer Christopher Grubb created a wide open space that’s...

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A Film on Thomas Sayre, Earthcaster

A Film on Thomas Sayre, Earthcaster

Earthcasting, he calls it. Raleigh, N.C.-based sculptor Thomas Sayre creates large-scale works of art by digging into the earth and pouring in concrete, then extracting a resonant form for display in rural or urban settings. “It’s an interaction between humans and...

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Paul Clemence at Biennale, Art Basel

Paul Clemence at Biennale, Art Basel

A 2015 trip to Sao Paolo by architectural photographer Paul Clemence first inspired a 2016 photography exhibition at the Venice Biennale – and then another at a symposium at Art Basel in Switzerland. Clemence traveled to Sao Paolo last summer to explore the work of Ruy...

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A Second Career in Art and Sculpture

A Second Career in Art and Sculpture

Thirty years on Wall Street was enough for Joe Gitterman. Besides, he’d been secretly pursuing his passion for sculpture on nights and weekends, and he was ready to give it a public go. So in 2011, he placed one of his pieces in an artists’ association show And...

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Miami’s Brilliant Brillhart Residence

Miami’s Brilliant Brillhart Residence

Today we’re revisiting one of our favorite homes in South Florida, designed by Jake and Melissa Brillhart. It’s their own home, and the first of many groundbreaking works of architecture, we hope. Wood is the operative word here. As in Ipe for facing, stairs, siding,...

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The Two-for-One Woodland Cottage

The Two-for-One Woodland Cottage

Here we have a post from January 2015 about a tiny stone cottage created by two Massachusetts landscape architect, first for a garden show and then for one of their clients: A stone cottage recently created for the Rhode Island Flower Show has turned into a woodland assignment...

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In Carolina, Marrying Program to Site

In Carolina, Marrying Program to Site

In September 2014, we posted a piece about a Clark Nexsen project near the Outer Banks of North Carolina, for a UNC group that studying the coast. It’s well worth a re-read today: It’s a sensitive solution to a 21st-century challenge. Near North Carolina’s Outer Banks,...

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Midcentury and Modern on Cape Cod

Midcentury and Modern on Cape Cod

Here we have a replay of a post from July 2014, on a very successful effort by Peter McMahon to save the midcentury moderns of Cape Cod, and develop a book about them in the process: To paraphrase Scott Fitzgerald, there was no one on Cape Cod in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s –...

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In Sarasota, the Modernists’ Influence

In Sarasota, the Modernists’ Influence

Here we have a post from late 2014 that describes homebuilder Ryan Perrone’s work in custom homes, aimed at merging a classical look with some very modern elements: Paul Rudolph and the original Sarasota School of Architecture may be long gone now, but their pioneering...

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Reinterpreting the Florida Hammocks

Reinterpreting the Florida Hammocks

Cuban-born architect Rene Gonzalez’s newest project looks to its site and its history to inform its design. In neighborhood once known as Colohatche, now civilized as Wilton Manors, once stood stands of trees known as hammocks. They were small hardwood and cypress forests...

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In Chicago’s Bucktown, Wood House

In Chicago’s Bucktown, Wood House

As if the concept – a palazzo with interior courtyard, inserted into Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood – wasn’t enough, there are also the lavish materials applied with restraint. Like copper, perforated and patinaed throughout. Roman and Norman brick, laid...

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Fifth Annual Matsumoto Competition

Fifth Annual Matsumoto Competition

The voting has begun. And not just in the presidential primaries. Architecture’s 2016 People’s Choice Awards, the public component of the Matsumoto Prize, await your vote as well. It’s the fifth year for the competition created by North Carolina Modernist...

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A Winning Design for the National Mall

A Winning Design for the National Mall

Three years ago, we posted this project – one of our all-time landscape design favorites –  for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It’s by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and it’s still awaiting a green light from the Architect of the Capitol, who clearly...

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