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Vernacular in Vermont

Case Study: Vernacular in Vermont

Mention the words “New England farmhouse” and nearly everyone in the United States can conjure an image in their heads of what it looks like: a white gabled building wrapped in a protective porch, anchoring its surroundings with dignity and sobriety. And yet, despite everyone’s familiarity with its basic forms, there is no textbook “farmhouse” style. More surprising still, the popularity…

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Influential Art Historian and Architecture Critic Vincent Scully Has Died

Influential Art Historian and Architecture Critic Vincent Scully Has Died

Art historian Vincent Scully has died at the age of 97. The longtime Yale professor was renowned as a compelling lecturer, an eloquent critic, and an important mentor to many architects, inspiring especially those who were interested in fluid boundaries between the past, present, and future of design.

 

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Parti Shot: Mostly Modular

Parti Shot: Mostly Modular

Located equidistant between Calgary and Edmonton in Canada is a 9-mile-long body of fresh water called Sylvan Lake. Taken by Min/Day’s award-winning House on Lake Okoboji in Iowa, the owners of an “old, beat-up property” approached the firm about buying plans to the Okoboji project. But, says partner Jeffrey Day, AIA, “that’s something we wouldn’t do. The site contours were different, as was the climate.”…

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Home Sizes Continue Decline, Reports NAHB

Home Sizes Continue Decline, Reports NAHB

After increasing and leveling in recent years, new single-family home size continued along a general trend of decreasing size during the third quarter of 2017. This change marks a reversal of the trend that had been in place as builders focused on the higher…

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ICYMI: DESIGN LAB—THE HOUSE IN THE LANDSCAPE

Design Lab: Graphic House

Design Lab: Graphic House

Designing a house that integrates beautifully with its natural surroundings is certainly helped by having a large and scenic rural site and an ample budget. For this project in suburban Fayetteville, Ark., the architects were graced with none of the above. What Marlon Blackwell, FAIA; his wife and partner, Meryati Johari Blackwell, AIA…

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Design Lab: Sundial House

Design Lab: Sundial House

Santa Fe, N.M., has the dual distinction of being the oldest state capital in the United States and the highest in elevation, at nearly 7,200 feet. Its physical beauty, nestled between vast mountainous state forests, and its history as a cultural and arts mecca make it a very desirable place to live or to visit. It’s not, however, an…

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Design Lab: The Coyle

Design Lab: The Coyle

Sometimes, the landscape is so breathtakingly beautiful, it needs no architectural intervention to bolster its natural attributes. This 12-plus-acre site at the tip of a long peninsula that joins Hood Canal, just a couple of hours west of Seattle, is such a place. Across the acreage is a cornucopia of Douglas fir forest, meadow, harbor waters, Hood Canal views, and to top it all…

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Design Lab: Fantasia Residence

Design Lab: Fantasia Residence

Who better to design your house on a gorgeous piece of property than an architect who’s also a landscape painter? Jeremiah Eck, FAIA, of Eck/MacNeely Architects, is that and more. He’s also the author of a number of books about residential architecture, including one that gives us the name for this Design Lab feature and the overall theme for this issue:…

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The 5 Sexiest Modern Home Wine Cellars

We scoured the country for the most amazing wine cellars. We found some amazing design stretching from Beverly Hills to Florida that elevated the value of these high end properties — and gave homeowners a room to show off.

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Innovation, Craftsmanship, and Custom Solutions

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Modern Made Beautiful

Nichiha believes modern design is simply beautiful. Our Architectural Wall Panels are a perfect match for modern homes because they can provide the basic shapes, functional lines, industrial feel, and pops of color that are needed when crafting modern. We are excited to share with you our modern home designs, trends, and inspiration.

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