Waterline on the Intracoastal Waterway

Waterline on the Intracoastal Waterway

Lovely though it is, this site began as a box full of challenges. There was the 1980s cottage with its eight-foot ceilings – something client and architect attempted to save, but that ultimately had be cleared out. There was the flood plain, and the height and depth...

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A Baltimore Hotel by The Gettys Group

A Baltimore Hotel by The Gettys Group

The new Hotel RL in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has a pedigree of sorts. It was built in the financial district 1905 after a 1904 downtown fire destroyed 1,500 buildings. It’s across the street from the Louis Sullivan-designed Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. And at its...

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Moscow’s Two New Hubs by 5+design

Moscow’s Two New Hubs by 5+design

A desire to decongest traffic in the center of Moscow has landed two plum assignments for Hollywood’s 5+design. They’re transportation hubs on the outskirts of the Russian city, 30 to 40 minutes away. One’s in Kotelniki and the other’s in Salaris. Both...

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In N.C., Tiny Homes for the Homeless

In N.C., Tiny Homes for the Homeless

The hot topic of tiny houses recently collided with the unsolved issue of homelessness in Raleigh, N.C. There, two concerned groups collaborated to launch an international competition aimed at creating a cutting-edge community of 12 tiny homes for those who have none. Downtown....

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In Carrboro, N.C., a Houseful of Light

In Carrboro, N.C., a Houseful of Light

This was a pair of clients who wanted it all: green, modern, accessible, and affordable. They were also a couple with a penchant for Frank Lloyd Wright’s midcentury modern design - for their newly acquired lot in Carrboro, N.C., not far from Chapel Hill. “They had a...

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Classic, Modern ‘High Tide’ for Walls

Classic, Modern ‘High Tide’ for Walls

Trae King and Lauren Love are at it again. The husband-and-wife team, owners of Abnormals Anonymous, have introduced a striking new line of wallpaper designs that are classic and modern at once. They’re called “High Tide,” and they reference familiar critters...

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Vanities from Hastings Tile & Bath

Vanities from Hastings Tile & Bath

Hastings Tile & Bath has introduced three new lines of sleek, imported vanities – Made, Sign and Viva – to the market, so A+A recently interviewed the company’s director of bath products, Bob Gifford, via email last week: Who are the designers? Hastings...

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North Carolina’s Six Winning Moderns

North Carolina’s Six Winning Moderns

Some are picked, as the saying goes, but few are chosen. That’s the case with the 2015 Matsumoto Prize winners, in a competition sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH). There were 13 entries, from Asheville in the mountains to Wilmington by the sea. But only...

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Cement Tiles: The New Necco Wafers

Cement Tiles: The New Necco Wafers

If San Franscisco-based tile guru Deborah Osburn says it, you can pretty much take it to the bank. Like the color palette for her new line of cement tiles. The red, for example, is not quite red, nor pink nor orange. Moreover, teamed up with black and tan in a tile, it takes on...

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TAKTL Applications, Coast to Coast

TAKTL Applications, Coast to Coast

One of the more innovative materials being applied to the newest museum on the National Mall is a very thin concrete panel known at TAKTL. At the African-American Museum of History and Culture, by David Adjaye and Phil Freelon, 35,000 of the strong and lightweight cladding...

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