Architecture



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Workshop APD principals Matt Berman and Andrew Kotchen like to use authentic materials. Their design for the About Last Knife restaurant in Chicago kept the circa-1912 brickwork, using it as a canvas for a mural (Photo: Dan Kelleghan).

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From custom residential to multifamily, hospitality, and product design, this NYC firm leverages its philosophy across four design verticals

Ed Binkley, AIA
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Inspiration can come from a variety of sources, but the net result is always a better house, says guest columnist and BSB Design architect Ed Binkley

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Hidden tension rods float this terrazzo staircase

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Mark Turner

Founder and Owner

GreenSpur

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A builder's new ideas for tackling sourcing, sustainability, and other industry challenges

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The dune in front of this new home on Florida's Gulf Coast had to be rebuilt as one of the first steps to getting the project approved (Photo: Emerald Coast Real Estate Photography)

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Well-executed coastal homes cost more, but they’ll last for generations while resting lightly on the land.

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BALA winner Piebald Ranch, in Texas Hill Country, designed by Craig McMahon Architects. (Photo: Craig McMahon, AIA)

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These three custom homes stood out in the Best in American Living Awards for their site sensitivity and attention to detail

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Michael Lehrer, FAIA

President

Lehrer Architects

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Architect Michael Lehrer on great windows, hand-built models, and builders with high emotional intelligence

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Cary Bernstein talks about an architect's key criteria for selecting building partners

Gnar House in Squaw Valley, Calif., with charred wood exterior

PROJECT: Gnar House, Squaw Valley, Calif. BUILDER/DESIGNER: Rob Wells/sixteenfifty.com, La Jolla, Calif.; CNC FABRICATOR: Byecraft Cabinet, Sparks, Nev. Photo: Jon Rouse/Rouse Photography

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San Diego designer/builder Rob Wells creates the Gnar (short for gnarly) House that breaks some rules

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An architect explains why and how he photographs his own work

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SUMMER 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London

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Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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