In Seattle, goCstudio’s Floating Sauna

In Seattle, goCstudio’s Floating Sauna

A second-place award in a design competition has led to a one-of-a-kind lake vessel: the wa_sauna by Seattle architects at goCstudio. “It stems from a competition in 2012 for reusing the pontoons from the 520 bridge that crossed between Mercer Island and Seattle,”...

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Matteo Ugolini’s Whimsical Lighting

Matteo Ugolini’s Whimsical Lighting

By Saxon Henry Everyone who sees Matteo Ugolini’s creations understands there is a special brilliance behind the designs he conceives and executes. What has always struck me as I look over his oeuvre for the Italian brand Karman is the whimsy that infuses his work, which...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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