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In Raleigh, a Home for a Slender Lot

In Raleigh, a Home for a Slender Lot

Here we have one of our first posts from January 2013, on the work of the then-new Raleigh architecture firm created by Matthew Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis, and known as in situ studio. Their firm has grown considerably is size and stature since then, and here’s one reason why: Six architects declined their project [...]

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Richard Sammons: Perfectly Imperfect

Richard Sammons: Perfectly Imperfect

Here we have a post from June 2014, profiling one of the nation’s finest architects practicing in the neoclassical style: Richard Sammons is a classical architect who believes in drawing, in scale and proportion, and in the “perfectly imperfect.” He begins each of his projects with a Beaux Arts-style analytique, drawing from every possible angle. [...]

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Fallingwater: Born of Its Surroundings

Fallingwater: Born of Its Surroundings

In March 2014, A+A reached out to some of this nation’s finest architects, curators and designers, making a simple request of each: Give us 300 words about your favorite building and its architect, and why both are important. Today, we’re re-posting a contribution from Roy Young, Fallingwater’s curator of education: My favorite building? Even for [...]

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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 compressed inside but expands outward through large windows overlooking a garden. “We wanted [...]

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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 machines and engineering and willpower and what lives in the earth itself,” he says. [...]

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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 Ohtake, a second-generation Japanese architect who’s almost a household [...]

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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 bingo! “A local gallery owner saw it [...]

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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, and columns. Western red cedar for shutters. White oak for [...]

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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 for a pair of landscape architects. “We [...]

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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, architects at Clark Nexsen have carefully sited two new [...]

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