A Tour of Iconic Houses in Los Angeles

A Tour of Iconic Houses in Los Angeles

A+A first became aware of the ICONIC HOUSES network when Michael McDonald, who with his wife, Marsha Myers, restored Richard Meier’s Douglas House on Lake Michigan, called our attention to it. Now Natascha Drabbe, founder of the network, is calling our attention to...

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Saving on Space with Think Fabricate

Saving on Space with Think Fabricate

A collaboration with Resource Furniture has led Susan Doban to a new line of multi-functional furniture she calls the Kinetic Collection. The Columbia graduate, founder of Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture Рand now, Think Fabricate Рstarted out by coordinating...

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Connections from Old Raleigh to New

Connections from Old Raleigh to New

Three new modern, single-family homes by Raleigh Architecture Company (RAC) are punctuating a resurgence in the Oak City’s downtown. They join two earlier designs by the same design/build firm and its on-site arm, Raleigh Construction Company. All five are within a one...

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Michael Chen’s 5:1 Apartment in NYC

Michael Chen’s 5:1 Apartment in NYC

Michael Chen is an up and comer with a gift for designing compact and transformational spaces. Like his 5:1 apartment in New York. At 390 square feet, it falls into the mid-range of his micro housing projects, with the smallest totaling 250 square feet. This one’s in an...

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At Duke University, a Thoughtful Pond

At Duke University, a Thoughtful Pond

A thoughtful landscape intervention at Duke University has turned a drought-inspired engineering project into a functional, sustainable and educational environment. Duke Pond got its start right after the 2008 drought. The university had built a huge chiller plant that was...

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Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Troublemakers is the title of James Crump’s documentary on the groundbreaking land artists of the late 1960s and ’70s. They worked during an era permeated by assassinations, war and Woodstock, but they were responding also to the traditional European model of...

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In Seattle, It’s ‘Intimate Impressionism’

In Seattle, It’s ‘Intimate Impressionism’

Back in July, A+A featured a post on Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). The show features 68 intimately scaled Impressionist and Post-Impressionist still lifes, portraits and landscapes by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Degas and...

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In Richmond, a New Show of 15 + One

In Richmond, a New Show of 15 + One

Richmond, Va. is fortunate to count Chuck Scalin among its rich and diverse artistic class. A graduate of Pratt Institute, he arrived at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to teach in 1968. For decades he would guide students through the rigors of graphic design and...

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More Titles for 2015′s Holiday Giving

More Titles for 2015′s Holiday Giving

It’s still not too late to order books on architecture and design – and A+A is pleased to offer a few more recommendations from recent posts. Their topics range from preserving world monuments to planning Long Island communities to the art of mailbox design –...

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A Mid-Century Remodel in Lafayette

A Mid-Century Remodel in Lafayette

Light and bright were watchwords for architect John Klopf’s recent renovation of a 3,300 square-foot midcentury modern home in Lafayette, Calif. His assignment was a complete makeover for the 1950s home, with a goal of improving flow and linking indoors to out....

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