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Hydraulic Lift to Save House on Stilts from Future Flooding

A Modernist classic, the famous Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe was originally built with a raised platform but that has not managed to save it from ...

Tiny Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired House Atop Miner’s Ruins

Gleaming glass, oxidized steel and matte black wood contrast with the rough concrete ruins of an old miner’s shelter found in the desert near Scottsdale, ...

A Different Angle: 15 Great Geometric Home Accessories

Bring the clean, graphic lines of cubes, pyramids, prisms and other polyhedrons to your home with these (often literally) sharp accessories. Hand-drawn shapes ...

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Emoji-Nation: Famous Paintings Revised for the Internet Age

In a world of mobile devices, share icons and popup alerts, fine art is interrupted by signs and symbols of our times, adding a jarring layer of technology to ...

Monument & Void: Massive Stone Museum of Mayan History

Commissioned for Guatemala City, this weighty megalithic structure is set to be the largest museum commemorating Mayan culture and history in Central America. ...

Windowless House of Glass: Solid Walls Hide Invisible Floors

In a surreal reversal of modern architectural convention, this Vertical Glass House trades a tradition of solid horizontals and clear verticals for an opaque ...

House in Reverse: Rooftop Driveway Leads to Hillside Home

Most people with single-family homes are used to pulling up into their driveways and then ascending flights of stairs to get to the living spaces. But in this ...

Baroque Parking Garage Challenges Blind Civic Historicism

Challenged with designing something to fit a historic city-center context in “baroque, classic, neo-classical, romantic and neo-romantic style” is ...

Mountaintop Museum: Underground Rooms Tunnel into Peak

In a bold yet beautifully contextual move, this embedded mountaintop museum structure is part of a series of buildings set high in the mountains of Tyrol, ...

Redefining Rustic Materials: 6 Modern Log Furniture Makers

Logs typically conjure images of remote cabins and plaid-clad workers felling trees. As these seven creative designers and craftspeople show, though, log ...

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