C-1 House by Curiosity



The C-1 house in Tokyo blends architecture and furnishings into a unified design. A three-story glass box is wrapped in a white facade. The residence is by Tokyo-based Curiosity Inc.
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$4.3 Million Two-Story Chicago Penthouse



A glittery, 80s-styled Chicago penthouse with lake views is on the market for $4,300,000. The penthouse includes an indoor pond, glass catwalk and two-story windows in the living room. The residence is at Michigan and Chicago avenues on the east side of the 62nd and 63rd floors of Olympia Centre.
Listing Price: $4,300,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
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Crown Penthouse at Chicago’s Olympia Centre
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A Modernist Discovery in Pasadena



The Pasadena home Rapor reflects the modernist spirit of late architect Conrad Buff III, who built it in 1977. The current owners gave The Los Angeles Times a tour of this wonderful piece of architectural history. Buff was a partner of Buff, Straub & Hensman, which was responsible for distinctive California architecture, including two Case Study houses.

Rapor's first impression -- a stolidity, size and strength that belies its modest 1,600 square feet -- is typical of the later work of Buff & Hensman, says architectural historian John English.

"Often from the outside they can appear windowless and maybe not that inviting," he says. "But you can't read them from the outside; the house is designed to unfold itself and increase your experience of it as you walk into it."

The stained-glass doors lead up a cavernous flight of stairs. At the top, the sense of symmetry and order is immediately inviting: two sunbathed patios flank the walkway, facing east toward the morning sun and the mountains. One deck is for sunbathing; the other is a sitting area with a glass table that, typical of Buff's ingenuity, also functions as a skylight to the art studio below.

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Saul Bass Residence Case Study #20
Architect's former home reflects his spirit
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Design Winner Brings The Outside In



The Danevic/Bernard House, winner of the Rhode Island American Institute of Architects Honor Award. The house bends the "boundaries between indoor and outdoor living in a harsh and changeable climate by creating different degrees and types of shelter through the architecture." The home takes two, two-story sheds turned at right angles and pulls them together with a lattice-work tower.
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Party in the Sky: 1960



May 9, 1960. One of the landmark images in the history of 20th-century architecture: Julius Shulman's nighttime shot of Ann Lightbody and Cynthia Murfee in Case Study House #22, the Stahl residence at 1635 Woods Drive in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking Sunset Boulevard. Architect: Pierre Koenig. The photograph, taken with a Swiss-made Sinar 4x5 view camera, is a double exposure: Seven minutes for the background with the house lights turned off, then a flash shot for the interior, with flashbulbs replacing the regular incandescent lamps in the ceiling fixtures. View full size.

Pre-fabricated Green WeeHouse in Minneapolis



WeeHouses are environmentally-friendly pre-fabricated homes. The first one built in an urban setting is now for sale in Minneapolis. The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, floor-to-ceiling windows. Green features include bamboo construction, Andersen Series 400 low-e windows and Amanda 96% efficient furnace with central air.
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Contemporary Georgia Retreat



Located on a 200 acre farm with a stocked lake and pond, this contemporary home is less than an hour from Atlanta in downtown Newnan, Georgia. The home is listed for $6.5 Million.
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$5.7 Million Island Home in Charleston



This 5,596 square foot home sits on Ralston Creek with a view of the Wando River. Amenities include a deep water dock and a yard made for enjoying the outdoors.
Listing Price: $5,700,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6.5
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Minimalist, Modern Cabin



Architect Stephen Atkinson has designed the minimalist Williams Cabin, which sits in Durango, Colorado. It's a nice modern take on the traditional outdoors hideaway.
Williams Cabin, Stephen Atkinson
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An Architect Takes on Yacht Design



British architect Norman Foster, best known for designing New York's Hearst Tower, is leaving his mark on the yachting world. He has created a highly-contemporary design for luxury boat maker Yacht Plus. The innovative design of the sleek vessel features four decks, six guest cabins and can accommodate 8 crew members. The glass-walled main saloon has unrestricted views for 180 degrees.
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Architects’ Designs on Fashion and Boating

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