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Architecture | Architecture & Interior Design

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Finding and Renovating a Fullerton Forever Home

Discover a 1955 Eichler Fullerton Forever home that, with hard work, creative visions and clever strategies, became an MCM dream.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

This DIY Guesthouse Cabin Comes in a Kit and Only Takes Three Days to Build

We could all use a little extra space these days. Whether it’s a guestroom, a home office where you can actually work without interruptions, or just a quiet space to regroup and recharge after a busy day, having a separate space that’s truly detached from

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

I.M. Pei, acclaimed architect, dead at 102

Pei will always be remembered for his redevelopment of the Louvre Museum in Paris in the 1980s.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

Darling '50s trailer home in Palm Springs can be yours for $55K - Curbed

This is everything we love combined into one adorable parcel: a converted 1950s vintage trailer "tiny" home—in Palm Springs. But that’s not all.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture

10 American Cities With the Coolest Architecture

From Antebellum mansions to adobe palaces to glass skyscrapers, these cities are outdoor art museums unto themselves -- and…

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10 Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings | Dwell

Ten buildings by the architectural legend were nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The group contains the first works of modern architecture to be nominated by the U.S.

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For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas - CityLab

New York has the nation's tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.

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Whitehouse Park by HB Design » CONTEMPORIST

The concept for this house evolved very simply from the reconciliation of a long and narrow site with the attraction of a natural green reserve located at the far end of it. Bounded on two sides by roadways, the site presented challenges with regards to building placement and privacy.

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These 10 Sliced Houses are Residential Architectural Illusions - Architizer

From suburbs to children's toys, the iconic image of the simple five-sided section of a house is ubiquitous, its skeuomorphic outline used in graphic design to denote the

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    San Vicente House by McClean Design » CONTEMPORIST

    Designed for a family with three small girls this house needed to respond to the busy street it is located on. We came up with a sequence of entry which uses several devices to separate the occupants from the noise beyond. The drive court is screened from the street by high gates and tall landscaped elements. This area connects to an inner courtyard through a curving glass screen designed to allow the light to pass through but shield from the cars and noise.